On May 1st, after the "lilac snow" of April 25th, the green ash trees were decidedly not green. They were, in fact, crisp. A beautiful spring day, and all the progress they'd made toward spring was eliminated overnight.
Now it's 11 days later and, even for the ashes, spring is returning. The sequence below indicates steps in the long slow process of starting over.
The Frosted Field
15 hours ago