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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Do Mesquite Trees Lie?

I don't know about where you all live but here in south Texas we watch the Mesquite trees this time of the year although the tree watching is early this year. If they put on their leaves which is usually some time in March that is supposed to be a sign that winter is over. Some of the Mesquite trees are almost fully leaved out and some have few. The weather has been odd this year, well odder then usual here. We only had one real cold spell that I remember and it didn't last long. I'm not a Mesquite tree but I predict a very hot summer. Guess that won't be too unusual but I mean it will arrive earlier and hotter and maybe dry. We did have a good rain night before last and you may have heard parts of San Antonio had tornados which is rare. We just got back from a ride on our favorite country road and yep there they were in all their glory. Mesquite trees almost full of leaves. I don't like those trees because they have mean sharp long thorns. Hard on kids going barefoot in the summer in the 50's. They don't make a good leaf to shade with but people like to barbeque with the wood. We'll see if Mesquite trees lie or not.

8 comments:

jack69 said...

Well I hope they do not lie, I would be so disappointed in them. LOL My mama had a few things she checked to know about spring or summer. I don't remember them and don't know how accurate they were. I am a here and now guy. right now it is cloudy here in Deltona and 75, NICE!

Jean said...

It has been more like spring time instead of winter here like you; we have had only a few days of cold weather. I hope we don't have a hot and dry summer, but most likely we will. It's a little cool here today and raining feels nice to me but having to use the electric heater for the husband. Take care. Jean

S. J. Qualls said...

Golly, I don't know any of them. We have had a hard 3 day frost a couple of years - AFTER the trees were in bloom and lost all the fruit. It has been springlike and I can see the buds swelling, it's too soon. I feel like I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Never heard of Mesquite trees but that ok...We have larch looks like a fir tree but in fall the needles turn gold and fall off every autumn.
Coffee is on

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

I love mesquite....the leaves remind me of a very delicate fern.
Ya, I can imagine the thorns tho, on bare feet. Not good.

I notice that the trees and flowers are leafing out and blooming in the fields already. A hot and miserable summer ahead I fear. Again.

TARYTERRE said...

I hope winter is almost over and that the trees are right.

Mary Degli Esposti said...

I've always heard they make good BBQ but didn't know they were a "tell" for anything weather-wise.

I hope you are feeling well, Paula.

Lori said...

It is hard not to hope for spring when we see so many plants popping their heads out of the ground and trees budding and leafing out. I hope we don't have too dry of a summer, but I have to admit, I'd love for spring to be just around the corner.