April Showers Bring …

Purple dead nettle, Toms Run, 6 April 2022 (photo by Kate St. John)

10 April 2022

This week’s showers brought …

  • Almost-blooming native trees including eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) in Frick Park.
Redbud flowers in bud, 7 April 2022 in Frick Park (photo by Kate St. John)
  • Swelling buds and leaf out on the yellow buckeyes (Aesculus flava) in Schenley Park.
Yellow buckeyes in Schenley Park: buds and leaf out! (photos by Kate St. John)
  • and Mud Season!
Mud season! after a trek in Schenley Park, 9 April 2022 (photo by Kate St. John)

This year’s cold weather delayed the trees compared to last year on this date. For comparison see Spring Green from 10 April 2021.

And finally: Why did it Rain, Sun, Rain, Sun over and over again yesterday? The National Weather Service radar shows a flock of discrete self-contained rain clouds moving over the landscape.

National Weather Service radar part of eastern US, 9 April 2022, 6:43pm

(photos by Kate St. John; radar map from NWS)

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