the weather has taken a bit of a nosedive. granted, it is still waaaaayyyyy better than it was at this time last year but we all got really spoiled this past two weeks. in fact,
don had to cut the grass on sunday.
i don't think he has ever cut the grass before may or june in years past. it was the last really warm day and it topped out in the high 60's or low 70's.
the kids played and
the forsythia is in full bloom.
everywhere i look, there is a glow of green.
but, alas, it never lasts. this is michigan, where the state motto is "if you don't like the weather, wait an hour and it will change".
and change it did....
last night the temperatures got down to 25 degrees.
our neighbors, curt and laura have two apple trees and two peach trees which had already flowered. they were worried about the freeze, so curt googled what to do and found out that if you put christmas lights on the trees around the blossoms, the heat from the bulbs will keep them warm enough to not freeze.
he covered the trees with bedsheets
the tarps looked a little scary....
but the trains and trucks sheet added a bit of a hillbilly flavor.....
they had the purtiest yard in the whole trailer park..... :)
but it worked, the blossoms didn't freeze and i am looking forward to some juicy peaches and crunchy honeycrisp apples in the fall.
hopefully. unless it snows.
this is michigan, after all!