It’s that time again – for tree followers to get together for a monthly exchange of news. If you are new to tree following, you can find out all about it here.
In the northern hemisphere this is a great time to start a year of tree following, as “Now is the Sun come up from the south, With Oak, and Ash, and Thorn” – that’s from Kipling’s A Tree Song, by the way.
Here in Cardiff the hours of daylight are lengthening and a sunny sky makes all the difference after months of rain. There are even early signs of spring – the white flower pictured above is perhaps a member of the cherry (Prunus) family? I have also seen magnolias coming into bloom.
It may still be deep winter where you live – or mid summer if you are in the southern hemisphere. Whatever the conditions, I wonder what your tree is doing?
The February tree-following link box is now closed, but here are all the contributions we received this month…
There is also good news from Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy, who carried along the tree-following platform before me. She may have managed to get her laptop working again and could be posting occasionally.
Thank you to everyone – see you all again on March 7!