Spending some time out of town, caring for my Mom after surgery, I am getting out for walks as often as I can. There is a park nearby and I am seeing some pretty sights.
My hometown is 1 degree south and 1.5 degree west of where I live now. That seems so small a difference, yet the plant life seems much more accelerated. The temperature is usually never more than 4 degrees or so warmer and sometimes runs the same. Yet, the plant life is always ahead.
I guess a small location distance can make a big difference. Hardiness zones are really close: 6a vs 6b. Either way, I am taking the time to enjoy it!