Amazing start of spring
Published: Monday, March 19, 2012
Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012 19:03
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.-- Temperatures soared into the low 80s with bursts of yellow, white, pink and green punctuatiated the landscape as the first day of spring arrived this week.
The first day of spring seemed more like summer. Some people were even tempted to turn on air conditioners.
Westminster students gathered on the Quad and sat on blankets in front of the Campus Center and along Brittain Lake enjoying the sunshine. Many wearing shorts and flip flops taking full advantage of the call to be outdoors.
A few magnolia blossoms in town have joined with daffodils to add some color to the drab brown view out most windows. However, it's the bright Forsythia that pops as you wander down streets and roads.
According to the Pennsylvania Extension Agency, Forsythia is a early spring flower bloom occurs as early as late January, but usually occurs in March. Flowers will last for two or three weeks unless killed by cold. Dark green leaves emerge shortly after bloom.