Wednesday, February 28, 2018

First Trees to Bloom of the Year: Silver Maples

It's a few weeks yet before the magic that is spring begins, but already the earliest bloomers have gotten going and for sure there are sprouts pushing up out of the ground too.

Tulip Tree Seed Pods in Winter

You gotta look up every once in a while if you want to know a little something about trees. What remains of last year's blooms is still hanging on the Tulip Trees in late February.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Winter Bloomer (Witch hazel)

If a winter bloomer doesn't impress you, it's likely nothing will.

Man, is it killer to see some color like this in February.

Friday, February 23, 2018

More Rain and More Witch Hazel

I passed some more Witch Hazel on another rainy day in this February week where one day snow fell and another the mercury soared to spring highs.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Witch Hazel in the rain

I passed some blooming witch hazel in the rain, a bright pop of color on a grey day, and thought about how it won't be long now before the first signs of spring arrive.