Our ash trees are in leaf, the pecans are budding, and the cottonwoods are going crazy.
We played golf today in shorts and short sleeved shirts, and sweated! (I shot 88, since I KNOW you're all interested. It's the first time I've broken 90 in months, so I was pretty happy.)
What's that? You want to know what Carol's score was? I don't think I remember. I DO remember that she complained that she wasn't playing very well today.
You want me to ASK her??
OKAY!! She shot an 86.
I hope you're happy now!
What, you ask, does that have to do with our yucca?
The yucca's central blooming stalk is now a good four feet tall above the leaves, and is showing the individual stalks that the buds and flowers will appear on. Here's today's status:
I may have been optimistic in thinking that it would be in full bloom by the middle of this coming week, but we'll see. I'll keep providing photographic evidence of its progress until it's in full bloom, which is really quite impressive.
P.S. Faith commented (see below) that yuccas are not fazed by ice and snow. We tested that theory on Christmas Eve, 2004.
Proof? Well, it never snows in Victoria, and when it does it's never more than maybe a fraction of an inch at most. I've lived here 20 years, and never seen snow on the ground.
That Christmas Eve just over a year ago was pure magic! We awoke on Christmas morning to a full FOOT of snow on the ground!
Yeah, it was all melted in two days, but it was magical while it lasted. Here's that SAME yucca that's blooming now, with the foot of snow on it!