Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hello from the Hedge

We’ve had some wonderful snow in recent days, and today we’re seeing some beautiful rain. I just adore the grey days! Have I mentioned that Pennsylvania looks best in snow? All those grey-brown tree trunks and rest-crested birds look so lovely against all the white!

While I enjoy these final days of the cold and grey, I’ve been busy with projects, and thankfully with some creative work of my own. Arboreality will resumes its usual pace shortly.

Ahead: I really do have book reviews to share (remember when I said that like two months ago?), so those should come online in a few days. The skunk cabbage is going to sprout soon, and before everything else sprouts and turns green, I really would like to share some images and information about leaf marcescence with you! There are so many great examples around here.

Also, in coming months Arboreality will feature return trips to Longwood Gardens, the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve for spring blossoms and buds, and hopefully a few new places too!

Remember that the Festival of the Trees 9 will be hosted by Larry Ayers at Riverside Rambles on Thursday, March 1, 2007. Be sure to send your tree, forest, and wood related posts to: larry [dot] ayers [at] gmail [dot] com


  1. Well, the crocuses and daffodils are already in bloom out here in the Pac NW. I'm going back to the midwest in a little over a week, though, and I intend to do a bit of winter hiking among the deciduous forests. It'll be nice to see those bare branches against the white snow. :)

  2. Wow...It must be surreal to see the frost covering such natural beauty.

    In California, we do not have such experiences.

    Thanks for posting the beautiful pictures as usual.

  3. Trailhead, I am definitely looking forward to flowers, especially with the new camera. I can't wait to see what treasures your camera brings back from the midwest winter!

    Barbara, Thanks for visiting, as usual! Indeed, there isn't a lot of frost and snow in So. Cal., but there are many other different beautiful things that we don't have in Pennsylvania - such beautiful hikes to be had in California!


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