The snow was gone from the tree after a few days but the bare branches remain, stark against the winter landscape. A few weeks from now when the temperatures rise, the sweet sap will begin to flow and spring will not be far behind.
I continue to look for branches and bark for new creations. I have enough material now to keep me busy all spring preparing for summer and autumn craft fairs, but I always welcome more. A second generation of tiny tree houses is in the making, and more branch boxes as well. It has been too cold to work in the shop this week but I look forward to the warmer days ahead.