Tree and grass at Town Square.
When the snow melts away from the Anchorage lawns and streets leaving a tattered brown patchwork of dead leaves and grass, and dusty gray concrete, we call it "Breakup." This year Breakup started in February and still is going strong. It may eventually hold the record for the longest ever. We thought (I thought) that while we were basking in the California sunshine, that a little Anchorage rain here and there, some warm days would bring out more green. But it didn't happen. It stayed just cool enough to keep everything hibernating, and just warm enough to melt much of the remaining snow leaving the aforementioned spring brown. It will surely never be a fashion color of choice.
But Anchorage isn't all dull. Look awhile:
Flowers? It's not California, so none (aside from the dandelion) out-of-doors, but plenty at Fred Meyer.