Happy New Year!
Snow Crocus emerges.
I first noticed this snow crocus on Christmas Day, which is the earliest I have seen it appear.
Dark-eyed junco on liatris. It looks like it got a seed to nourish it on a winter day.
We had about an inch of snow yesterday morning, which should melt today and tomorrow. It has been a mild winter.
The cyclamen is blooming for the fifteenth year! This autumn I refinished the wood counter in my greenhouse window.
We started the new year with a wonderful hike at Cranberry Slough in the forest preserve. The trail was icy, but not slippery, and the only person we met was riding a bike.
One last shot to say goodbye to 2019. Mute swans flying over Lake Katherine last weekend.