I walked around today looking for signs of spring. The 60-70 degree days we've had, then a forty degree drop the next has the flora all mixed up around here. Nevertheless, the buds are swelling on the trees, the bulbs are peeking up from the ground (the deer haven't seen them yet) and the groundhog hasn't a clue. They say the same thing every year. So, I just know it is coming soon. The pic is of a Contorted Filbert aka Harry Lauder's Walking Stick. This one is only about 3 years old and started out just a slip so it has grown nicely.