December 2015 went down as the warmest December for Pennsylvania recorded. I am fine with that. It gave us a chance to do some yard work at Kathy’s mom’s house since we put the house on the market. Anything to make the place more presentable helps.
Anyway, we were working in different parts of the yard when Kathy noticed something. the forsythia bush in the corner of the yard had buds and blossoms on it. She brought a few branches home and placed them in some water. We watched as some of the buds opened.
This is a first. We have never had forsythia bloom in December. I looked at the bushes in our yard (forsythia, lilac, pussy willow) and although the buds are there, nothing is in bloom.
We did enjoy the warm December and the blooming forsythia, but now we are in more seasonal temperatures (20 -30 degrees). Oh well, all good things come to an end. I guess in a way I am glad because if that kind of weather continued there would have been another situation I would have had to face and let me tell you right here that there was no way I was going to get the lawn mower out in December.