It’s cold, quiet, a few birds are singing but the woods and fields are pretty silent. Colors of spring and summer have gone dormant and the earth seems to be at rest. Winter, the time of rejuvenation, the growing of roots rather than leaves.
Stan Shetler wrote a great article on Plant Life in the Cold for us a few years ago and it’s really worth another read through. As he writes, “Winter strips the forest of its summer pretenses and, like an x-ray, lays it bare to the skeleton. Now everything is unmasked….”
After reading, have some fun with our Plant Life in Cold wordsearch puzzle.