Sunday, June 7, 2020

A West Virginia Spring

This Spring and Early Summer in Cheshire has been like a West Virginia Spring.

The altitude of Cheshire is 177 feet.

Anawalt, WV, where I grew up was almost 1300 feet and surrounded by mountains that rose another thousand feet.

So, though Cheshire is hundreds of miles from Anawalt, the altitude made Spring and Early Summer full of cool days and chilly nights. That's what we've had this year in Cheshire.

Even so, the Rhododendron blossoms are falling from our trees after two warmer days.

Rhododendron is the state flower of West Virginia and in the higher altitude the blossoms lasted past mid-June, at least.

It is sad to see them go, but they were glorious because of the cool Spring.

I love to see them. We have four trees. They were glorious and abundant until the last few days.

Ah, well, Spring will come again.

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