when we left southern france one month ago, the very first of the almond trees were already blooming. spring begins there in february. but here in the north, mid-february is still very much the dead of winter. it will be about two months before we start seeing signs of spring. the heaviness of this frost-laden tallgrass seed-head, is a perfect visualization of the weight of winter at this time of year. we are still in tact. it is still beautiful. but we are all just a little weighted down.
hoar frost on tall grass seed head