I stole the title from True Blue Sam the Traveling Man.
He lives in Southern Illinois and his persimmons were blooming May 19. I live about 270 miles north of him. My persimmons are blooming 26 days later at 1240 GDD (B42). I guess you could say, the from the perspective of persimmon trees, spring proceeds northward at 10 miles a day.
The internet is running like poop. I will add pictures later.
It is still drier than a popcorn fart around here. Much rain massed in Wisconsin. There is no guarantee it will show up here. It seems like much of the energy in the storms are sucked out of them as they pass over the cooler Lake Michigan. Weather out of the south is more reliable than storms tracking out of the west...at least during the months of May and June.
Update on rain
I don't begrudge the folks in Sunfield Township their rain. Their farmers are hurting, too.