I'm again low on specimen photos, but the weekend has arrived and it looks like the weather will accommodate--just a bit of snow expected tonight; Sunday should climb above freezing.
I'll be collecting branch tips to photograph leaf scar and bud characteristics and hopefully make some easy identifications. It won't be long before spring arrives and I'd like to document bud growth as we move into the new season. With February right around the corner, it's within reason to hold spring-like optimism. Isn't it?