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.