Global Confusion

After our flood earlier this month, some of the vegetation thinks we were washed into the Southern Hemisphere. Stuff that should be happening in spring is happening now:

Here’s a lime tree with new growth, buds, and flowers. This usually happens in the spring in late February and March. At this time of year, the new growth won’t be able to stand very much chill and there isn’t enough growing season for the fruit.


It’s not just the limes, but the lemons also


You may think it’s because citrus isn’t native to the area and aren’t used to weirdness in the weather, but the mesquite trees are local and they’re showing flowers that usually come in March


I’m worried. I hope it doesn’t affect MY food supply.


About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

40 comments on “Global Confusion

  1. Is that baby spinach that you are eating? We love cooked spinach.

  2. It still winter here and the tempreture outdie is 22 C which is 70 F. Very warm. Mummy has even taken off her wolley socks. Heaven forbid.

    • I take it that 22 is warmer than usual for this time of year. Mummy shouldn’t get too complacent because old man winter always has a late storm in his plans.

  3. Yeah, I don’t thinks it’s just you guys. Ma’s plants have been actin’ weird too…some plants that flower in the spring are flowering again, and we really haven’t had any weird weather! Strange.
    Anyhu, that spinach looks good! I don’t like veggies much, butts I do like my leafy greens! I guess that’s why I’m always tryin’ to eat Ma’s plants. (see, if she’d feed me more spinach, then I wouldn’t nibble on her plants…you’d think she’d figure it out,huh?!)
    Ruby ♥

  4. We Wondered how that FLOOD would effect the Flora and Fauna in your area…
    Sort of like the year that it was 80 degrees HERE in MARCH… everything started Blooming and then we had a SNOW… and there were no peaches or apples or grapes in our area.

  5. Nuffin here is confused, it’s just hot hot hot.

  6. Whitley’s right it’s hot here but we have a chance for rain this weekend. I don’t know anything about lime or lemon trees but I know a thing or two about mesquite trees. I’ve never tried spinach, isn’t nummy?

  7. Did you plant a Milk Bone bush? ‘Cause we think that may be affected. Such a crazy weather pattern. Who knows what’ll happen next?

    Hope your toe and foot are okay…

  8. After my bout with pancreatitis 18 months ago, I can’t have Milk Bones because they have too much fat for my health. I can’t get Them to plant green beans, mostly because the bunnies get to them first.

  9. It’s a good thing the mesquites are blooming out of season! If the Zombie Apocalypse happens this winter, you can survive on the pods!

  10. Spinach, Lettuce, Green Beans darn if you aren’t a vegan dog Kyla.
    Things are definitely screwy! I got big acorns falling of my giant oak and new leaves coming.
    Sweet William The Scot

  11. Our weather’s been pretty wonky here too. Last week we had rain – it does not rain in Johannesburg in winter / August. Then we had a week of lovely warm weather and now a cold front has just moved in and the temperatures have dropped again. We’re thinking the weather and Heather Carter may have something in common.
    Wally & Sammy

    • I guess they do have something in common-they’re trying to please everyone at once. Of course, they’re turning others off at the same time but they don’t realize it.

  12. We just had a real cold spell and now it is back to normal for August. We actually liked it cooler for a while as it has been hot since May over here. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  13. Oh I hope the nature will remember that we have fall and winter soon. That can be bad for the harvest of the next year… imagine a year without lemons… :o(

  14. strange weather here too – highs in the low 80s, which is about 20 degrees too cool. And mum counted 13 yellowed leaves that had already fallen from the tree in the yard…it’s much too soon for that!

    Edgar and his mum

  15. You are adorable and spinach is very good for everybody.

    Have a woof woof Friday and a great Labor Day weekend. My best to your mom. 🙂

  16. Oh. It’s not just Us suffering from wonky weather (don’t you love the word “wonky” – leave it to Wallace and Samuel).

    Wonky is is Wonky Does.

    Whatever that means.

    Thinking of you and your pack, Stuart

  17. I don’t eat greens. You can have my share 😀

  18. I need to try some of that!!

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