I learned a new weather term this week: dogwood winter, which is how southerners describe a cold snap which occurs right when the dogwoods bloom. After a couple of weeks of very warm weather, it appears that this is what we're in. Temps in the 30s this morning with a high of not even 50 today, followed by two more days of below freezing at night and very chilly during the day. But sunny, which is nice.
I for one don't mind the change. The colder temperatures seem to have subdued the pollen, which has calmed my allergies. And the colder nights will preserve the flowering trees in a kind of suspended animation -- long enough for me to go out and get the last of the obligatory flowering-of-spring photographs this weekend, I hope. Finally, as if on cue, this super-comfy-sweater-thing I ordered from my favorite catalog arrived last night, after being on back-order for weeks. It's so damn cozy I will probably wear it for every single minute of dogwood winter.