Old Man Winter Where Are You?

birchtreesinsnowI was looking for him this morning and got a warm (60 degrees fahrenheit at 7 a.m.), humid rain, instead. In my neck of the woods (zone 8b), we haven’t seen Winter, yet. So I thought I’d look elsewhere, like Vermont. This photograph of Birch trunks are from the book, The Soul of Vermont, by Richard W. Brown. If I were there right now, I would probably be out in my snow man outfit collecting the papery, resinous bark from these guys for some project indoors later, maybe. Building a fire. Eating pancakes with local maple syrup. What else? Instead, I am watching the azaleas begin to bloom in my neighborhood. Ah…

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