Plantidote of the Day 2010-12-21
Tree in winter
Correntian Eureka Springs shot this striking image of a tree silhouetted against a stormy sky in Missouri's Mark Twain National Park. For some reason, it reminded me of winter solstice, which, of course, is today. Tomorrow, the days will start growing longer. For some of us, extra daylight, even if it's only a few minutes, is something to celebrate. It means we've turned the corner. Spring is not that far off. Before long, we'll be watching new plants push their way up through the soil, reaching for the sun. It can't happen soon enough.
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