Winter 2012 has been one of the mildest in recent memory, with temperatures hovering in the mid-to-upper 60s range in January and daffodils appearing in early February. Concern that a sudden snowfall might freeze the first blooms and wreak havoc with their normal growth cycles proved to be unfounded, as the unseasonably warm weather brought a three-week-early bloom to trees and flowers all over the tri-state area. On the Pratt Brooklyn campus the early burst of spring-like temperatures led to the blossoming of red bud and flowering cherry trees, plants, and bushes well before the official start of spring on March 20. To see images of Pratt’s campus during the early onset of spring, click here.
Text: Adrienne Gyongy
Photos: Jeanne Wilkinson, Visiting Associate Professor, Fine Arts