After some March-like weather yesterday, the sky cleared much earlier than expected last night and allowed the temperature to drop well below freezing. Some puddles are still frozen solid outside, and the more frost-sensitive plants that came up early this year seem a little stressed out.
In spite of this sub-freezing low, temperatures will surge into the 70s this weekend with lows in the upper 40s. Might be a good time for me to plant my spinach and maybe peas. These plants can tolerate light frosts, and I think last night was the coldest night we'll have until at least October, maybe November… although tonight's forecast is 33 with clear skies.
The trees continue to turn green. Many of them are already half-way there, and could have full-size leaves within the next week!
Might have to dig out the lawn mower this weekend too… usually I don't mow until mid-late May but my lawn is becoming a jungle, and with all the rain we got over the last two days I'm sure it's going to grow even more!