This was written on April 7, 2010.
We've had a spell of unusually warm weather, and everything happened quickly. All the trees are green. Daffodils and forsythia have bloomed and withered. My Japanese cherry tree has lost all its flowers and gone completely green. Bradford pears have bloomed and are now shedding their flowers. Tulips and crab apple trees are blooming now. It's hard to keep up with everything, especially because the time frame for changes is shorter than usual. It's as if spring came in at fast forward.