Partly Cloudy 28* Hiked in sunshine & heavy snow fall. Ice accumulation on top of everything. Swaying trees making creaking sounds.
Rainy 54* Sycamore Study: Fallen seeds are bare (when they fall they're fuzzy), Trunk bark: gray, scale, porous, brown under layers (also porous) Trunk to limb transition: bark thins to reveal white patches Far limbs: mostly white (lacking lower bark) with few dark patches Growing on/nearby: Poison ivy climbing tree, honeysuckle shrub at base, garlic mustard Other: fallen leaves are larger than my foot!
41* cloudy snow/rain Tree buds beginning to swell. Otherwise the tree is still and quiet. The majority of the seed pods have fallen, as have the last of last year's leaves.
72* sunny, breezy, fluffy clouds, scent of J. honeysuckle on the air. small bird (chat?), lots of dead limbs, nuthatch, lots of empty space between open leaves.