We had an early spring here in Lexington. The weather has been extremely mild and everything has burst into bloom a full month ahead of normal schedule. As I write this, only a week into the official start of spring, the daffodils are spent and the trees have dropped their blooms and are sporting their new leaves. It was great weather to ride a bike but I experienced a little frustration by the delay in delivery of my new bike, so spent much of the spring just walking through the neighborhood.
The Bradford Pear trees in the photo were planted throughout the city . Unfortunately, beautiful as they are in bloom, their days are numbered. While fast growing, they are fragile and are frequently damaged by high wind, ice and snow making them unsafe to walk under in severe weather. The city is encouraging everyone to replace them. They will be missed.