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Welocome to Springtime!!
Member Name: Paul Bed
Date: 12/04/03, updated on 12/04/03 (31 review reads)
Advantages: Sunny Weather
Disadvantages: Climate change
Without doubt to me the crocus is one of those things that confirms winter is on the way out and that spring is well and truly on the way. Or at least it always used to be!
With the changing climate over the past few years this has rarely been the case and the crocus more than often brings false hope and disappointment.
This year has been a perfect example. In the south east in mid March we experienced a mini heat wave that brought most spring flowers out into bloom. Sadly now in April we have seen a return to morning frosts and almost bitingly cold evenings reminding us that winter is not yet ready to leave us.
There is no doubt that climate change is here to stay and that we must shed the traditions of previous years and develop new expectations to embrace positively the weather conditions that we now experience.
Okay so things aren't as they used to be but this does meet that winters are no longer as cold and bitter and without doubt summer weather is experienced over a far longer period. To my mind these are changes that we should be positively celebrating and not looking back with rose tinted specs at the "good old days"