Sharon Blick of Living Earth Farm sent us this photo of a rhododendron in her yard which started flowering a couple weeks ago in unseasonably warm weather. Rhodies usually flower in spring. “Now the flowers are dying,” she says. “The same for marionberries, which I also saw blooming lately. Now my normal fall crops (collards, kale, chard, cabbage, cauliflower, rutabagas, Brussels sprouts) might already be dead from this prolonged and severe freeze.” Climate chaos in our backyards.