The first day of Spring as acknowledged on most calendars is March 21st.
The first day of Spring in Texas is generally February 21st.
As the only flowering tree in town, we can only guess that the heat from the brick and the secluded nature of the spot contributed to its early blooms.
So Spring was only delayed a few days.
These pictures go out to our friends in the North who won’t see any flowering anything for some time. Cheers!