When it is a cold day in upstate New York, the sky is so blue.
The ground is usually white. Observe this photo, which was take on New Years Day. The temperature that morning had hit zero F (-16.6C) but it was warmer by then.
The tree is in its winter sleep, unaware (or is it?) of the cold and snow around it.
At the right time, it will awaken and put forth flowers and then leaf buds. In the fall, the leaves will turn yellow and drop.
And the yearly cycle will begin today.
But for now - snow and cold and the long winter's sleep.
Join Parul and other bloggers who love trees for twice a month #ThursdayTreeLove.
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