When Old Man Tree was trimmed last fall, I had the ivy which surrounds the tree girdled so that come Winter, I could pull it off the tree. That’s a task I haven’t yet taken on, but it’s on the agenda for the month of February.
In the Winter, the season of rest and stillness, the tree is getting ready for the next growing season.
We’ve had some light snow and cold has returned for the start of February, but thus far the Winter has been bearable. I know that in the seeming quiet of the season, the tree is laying in supplies for the growing season to come, soaking in the light of the slowly lengthening days, just as I do.