Climate Say WHA?!

We just got back from five days in the Central Valley and Reno, where it was anywhere from 95 – 105 every single day. Except for that one day when there was a torrential thunderstorm, some flash flooding, and – yep! – hail on Donner Pass.

We’re now safely back in the 70-degree Easy Pleasey Bay, but I’m noticing all wasn’t quite right while we were gone. Stuff like this:

Our wisteria is blooming... This already happened this year. In March. What the...?

Our wisteria is blooming… This already happened this year. In March. What the…?

And this:

An entire crop of figs has ripened and fallen already this year. I ate them. They were good.

An entire crop of figs has ripened and fallen already this year. I ate them. They were good.

And here's a whole SECOND crop of figs coming in! Last year, we had NONE, until September. More like October?

And here’s a whole SECOND crop of figs coming in! Last year, we had NONE, until September. More like October?

Oh – and this:

More magnolia blossoms? Really? Okay, but, this already happened TWICE this year. In February. And again in April. SERIOUSLY. What the...

More magnolia blossoms? Really? Okay, but, this already happened TWICE this year. In February. And again in April. SERIOUSLY. What the…

Can’t forget this!

So, apparently apricots don't happen at all this year.

So, apparently apricots don’t happen at all this year.

Now, I know we don’t have your typical “seasons” here in the Bay Area, but this just don’t seem right to me…

Anyway, outlook for 5,000 more figs before winter rains is GOOD.

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6 thoughts on “Climate Say WHA?!

  1. Carla says:

    I want some figs.

  2. CA Mom says:

    Me too… bring some up for Labor Day!
    CA Mom

  3. lisatemp says:

    I plan on bringing figs, apples, tomatoes, and chillies to the lake for Labor Day. Everyone else — in about a month, come help me clean off the tree before it makes fig newtons on the ground and you can take whatever you can carry.

  4. Viola says:

    Okay, there has GOT to be some way figs can be shipped to Chicago. I’m going to figure it out. Considering all the work you’ve done on the foundation of the house and thereabouts, I’m sure you would have caught if it was built on a nuclear dump site, but you never know.

    p.s. that fig is enormous and looks delicious!

  5. Margaret Wisniewski says:

    I am going to start looking for a “Fig Newton” recipe. I have never seen fruit bloom multiple times in a season. Maybe when you cut all the weeds back it let the sunshine in and the plants could finally grow with wild abandon. Anyway, it must be nice to come home to a backyard full of beautiful food.

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