Strawberry winter is more like it.
These are usually our jewel-tone days, the azaleas and iris overlapping, rhododendrons too. They, by the way, are doing well this year; they thrive on moisture. But the others haven't lived up to promise. They've been too busy staying alive.
I gave May a pass until we hit the double digits. But it's the 11th. Time to get with it, May. We need some warm weather, and we need it now!