Unexpected sightings

In this time of warming and unusual weather, I'm noticing signs of spring.

Our Ozark witch hazel in front is in full flower. There are a few Green and Gold flowers in evidence.  Curious for the end of January.  But that's the language of our time.

The antidote is to be more ecologically-minded in our gardens than ever before -- plant more natives, encourage more tree plantings and ecological gardening in our communities, and support global efforts around tree-planting and habitat restoration, to be sure. 

Here's an image from mid-February, five years ago.

And the accompanying post.