When our local cherry blossoms, white flowering trees, upside down tulip candelabra trees first bloom when the night comes a peculiar light purple night light dapples the eyesight of someone walking under the trees. In previous years the bloom took longer and the shedding of flowers also longer. This year we have had sharp night frosts just as or after the flowering began.
So now we have a discernible aftermath:
For the last three days it has snowed pink and white petals from flowering trees in Alexandria, Va where I live days. Tonight as we walked on our local blocks, the sidewalks had drifts of petals we walked amid and over. We can see the trees sprout green out of the pink rather like Ovid talks of how a nymph turns into a tree and sprouts leaves.
All this has happened about 1 and 1/2 weeks earlier when the petals came in such abundance and earlier and then fell much more suddenly and swiftly than I've ever seen before.