Friday, February 02, 2007

Groundhog day

Gray and overcast today, affording no opportunity for rodent shadow-spotting. The garden, too, is hibernating: ice has formed in the low-lying areas, the compost pile is frozen solid, and the beds are dishearteningly barren. Only a few signs of spring's promise could be discerned, for example, in these dogwood buds:

and ring of columbine leaves:

and a reminder of the past season in these yellow holly berries:

Hope that groundhog is right!

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