Spring Came Too Early?

I found a wildflower called fukujuso (Far East Amur adonis) already blooming in a neighboring rice field.
Fukujuso is the earliest wildflower to bloom in Matsumoto. It’s a sign that the long winter is coming to an end, and that spring is just around the corner.
Normally, it blooms at the end of February or the beginning of March. However, because global warming is affecting Matsumoto’s seasons more and more every year, fukujuso is blooming earlier and earlier.

One Response to “Spring Came Too Early?”

Milton says:

We will have to see if the Sakura come earlier too.
I think they were out on the 18th of April last year.
But we have hardly needed Snow tires this year!