Spring of 2012; this picture is from last year's March 25. Spring was way ahead of schedule last year and alarmingly so. This year's tree have hardly a bud on them---a good indication that we may not have the horrible apple harvest we had last year with the incredibly horrible prices we had. I would like to see spring come soon, but, unlike previous years, I'm really glad that spring is back on its old schedule. I'll wait patiently for the spring.