Locals say it was a miracle.
Yakutsk resident Alain Perfilieva dumbfounded when the morning on Willow near the house noticed … swollen buds. "Miracle" occurred on 15 February, Candlemas, the thermometer outside showed — 42 degrees and warming forecasters do not promised. Going to work, Allen wrapped up in a warm sweater, coat, wearing a fur cap and boots. Went outside, and there … the first sign of spring.
— Houses and trees in frost, a good dog owner in this frost not expel, and Willow all at all! — Laughing yakutyanka. — I live in the five-storey building for five years, but never our tree does not bloom in February. This usually happens in the middle of April.
On that day the woman had cut himself one twig on the memory. She called her neighbors, lest they also admired the flowering tree. Those running past, and did not pay attention, that under their nose anomaly occurred.
— We hypothesized that because of the willow tree blossomed sewer pipe, which is located a few meters away — continues Alena Vladimirovna. — But then another question: some trees grow near. Why is kidney appeared in only one willow?
We got through to the local dendrologists.
— Willow? In winter? — Gasped over the phone main Gardener Yakutsk Viktor Nikiforov. — Yes, we had this was not, temperature is -30-40 degrees. Dictates the number of the house, tomorrow I will personally go to this yard and look at the anomaly.
Meanwhile, the tenants stopped looking scientific arguments and believe that in their backyard really unusual happened.
Elena HMELKOVA, biologist:
— Usually willow blooms in Siberia in the early — mid April
And the case in Yakutia, where willow blossomed in winter, can be considered a very rare occurrence. Another question is that any phenomenon can find a scientific explanation. To make any conclusions, it is necessary to visit the place and see it for themselves. But, most of all, it's in the sewer pipe. The roots of trees of the family Salicaceae, which include willow, up to several meters. The soil is heated, the roots were filled with warm water, willow and flourished here. Usually these trees bloom time lasts two weeks.
Yakutsk resident Alain Perfilieva dumbfounded when the morning on Willow near the house noticed … swollen buds. Photo provided by the newspaper "Echo of the capital."
"Miracle" occurred on 15 February, Candlemas, the thermometer outside showed — 42 degrees and warming forecasters do not promised. Photo provided by the newspaper "Echo of the capital."