With the unprecedented heat of this spring came worries of a climate that has lost its balance, but we were told not to worry. We were advised to simply enjoy the warm weather. It was bringing out green leaves and bright flowers ahead of schedule, so what was the problem?
One problem was revealed this week when, 7 days after a record-breaking 90 degree temperature in my town, we received a wet, heavy snow. It piled up on everything, including the leaves and flowers that had emerged early on a lilac bush near our house.
The lilac was ripped apart.