- Henry David Thoreau
One stubborn leaf... or the hope of spring?
Believe it or not, but this deciduous tree in my garden has this one, lonely leaf hanging from a branch in mid-winter - thought it was a sign of Spring! but no, it's an old leaf, still green, and just very stubborn, I guess. The shrub behind the is my evergreen Abelia grandiflora (Frances Mason).
Yesterday was Winter Solstice here in South Africa, the shortest day and longest night - currently dawn appears at almost 6.30am, and as from now on it will be getting lighter earlier each day.