I love cherry blossoms. They are such a treat especially when I travel to the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in DC in April. So it was disheartening to see them blooming around Columbia’s own Centennial lake this past Sunday. Yes, disheartening! We have had crazy weather in the US this past month. Fierce tornados that have destroyed communities, flooding from heavy rains, unseasonably warm temps in much of the US.
Call it what you want-global warming, volatile climate, climate change, but something is happening that is upside down when cherry blossoms bloom in December. What will they do in April? Will they bloom again?
I try to keep my blogs light and without controversy. I wanted to end this very tough year, personally, excited about looking forward to 2016(which I am).
But cherry blossoms in Maryland in December is just plain wrong, and I can’t even say it’s against nature because my photos don’t lie.
Everyone, please have a happy, healthy, safe, and climate appropriate new year!