|Photo of major winter storm over southeastern US on 11 Feb 2014.|
Image courtesy of NOAA's GOES-East satellite
While much of the rest of the country has been pummelled repeatedly by historic winter storms and freezing weather, we are still enjoying unseasonably warm temperatures here in the California desert.
Highs have been in the low 80's, which is about 10 degrees above normal for this time of year. It even crept up to near 90º a couple of days ago.
Our nectarine tree has been blooming for a couple of weeks, and is already starting to set fruit.
The peach tree is about 2 weeks behind the nectarine. It is covered in blossoms and new green leaves.
The apricot tree is still snoozing. It is always the last of our 3 fruit trees to bloom.
"Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit."
~ Khalil Gibran