It's been bright and sunny, but every time I've gone into downtown Ithaca I've noticed that it seems to be a week ahead of us for flowers. Today looks pretty nice, though!
This reminds me. I've been looking at USDA zone maps lately and wondering whether Tompkins County - at least its eastern side - is in a cold spot within the state. On a detail map of New York State zones, we're in zone 5a, the colder side of zone 5, despite being almost surrounded by 5b, which is warmer. On a 2003 map of possibly revised zones (Warning - 5.7MB PDF!), we're a green spot of zone 5 completely surrounded by zone 6.
If anyone has an explanation, I'd be curious.Posted by simon at April 20, 2006 12:42 PM in my house , photos , weather