The buds are just barely beginning to show on the trees here in Atmon, but show they do, which means spring is coming. There will be days when I am not working 12 hours and all of the daylight, and when they come, I will venture forth with a camera and get some current pictures.
Fall was quite pretty here, as it mostly is when it is a sunny one. I have mountain ash trees in my back yard and I am so glad I took this photo on October 30.
I was heading to work and I realized that the yard seemed bathed in golden light. I turned and saw the sun in the leaves of this tree. It was kind of breathtaking.
And then, the very next morning, I went out to this:
I don't remember hearing a thump in the night, but surely there must have been one.
There is still snow around the tree, although the patio is clear now and the swing is accessible. The garden behind the swing has about a foot and a half of snow in it. At it's height, I think we had nearly four feet of snow just lying in the yard. If it had snowed one more time this winter I don't know where I would have put the snow I shovelled off the driveway, the shovelled pile was about six feet high.
But the buds are just barely beginning to show on the trees. It will be spring.