The cold weather has continued unabated as well and left me a bit ornery, I'm ready to spend more time outside and its just not been very welcoming. But I do want to follow up on an earlier promise, to share another of my favorite winter scenes from the garden.
This is our weeping redbud; Traveller. I've shared photos of it here in spring and summer but one of my favorite times is winter when the little moss patch that David planted beneath it glows in the sun and the sinuous shape of the trunk is most striking. In another month or so the branches will be covered with tiny pink flowers at each leaf node.
I spotted amphibian eggs last week in the puddle of a hole left beneath a fallen tree, I think they are from the spotted salamander. You have to look through the reflection of the trees and sky and then you might be able to make out the two fist-sized milky white sacs beneath the surface, each containing dozens of eggs.
Bring on a warm sunny day, please.