Three of these things don’t fit

I just returned from a weekend at our summer house. In many ways it was a great weekend. I wrote, I read, I picked mushrooms with my mother.  But it was also a weird weekend.   Why?

I saw a blooming wild strawberry, a forget me not flower and a budding rose bush.  All of these things are normally viewed as a sign of spring.   It has been a warm september, as well as a warm August.  To me this is a small, but important sign that climate change isn’t coming soon, it is already here.

Don’t believe me? Take a walk and count how many flowers that are blooming out of season.