We went to the arboretum today for the first time since last month- first time in the new year. It was almost 70 degrees here yesterday, today just 35 or so, and tonight will be in the teens. I was wondering how things would look, given all this confusing weather. For the most part it looks like winter. On the south-facing bluff over the river a few Dutchman’s Breeches were coming up, and Celandine poppies. The hemlocks that died in last summer’s heat and drought that were near the entrance have all been removed. I was oddly relieved to find that my old camera takes better pictures than my new smartphone. The smartphone does not pick up landscape as well- grass ends up looking like a mass, while my old camera details each blade.
The pond was low, as before.
Winter bud, beech