As January starts the recent gales and rain have now stripped the tree of all of its leaves.
The tree is now at its barest yet as I look closer I can see that it is already thinking about Spring. The weather has been stormy in recent weeks but it has also been remarkably mild. There is more than a glimmer of green at its tips, there are definite signs of leaf growth.
As I look back on my previous tree following posts I can see that the tree is a little further than it was at the start of February last year; so a full four weeks ahead of schedule. I am fairly certain that we still have the cold snap to come so I hope that the tree does not get too far ahead of itself.
As ever time will tell, the Quest for the Quince begins a new.
Thanks to Squirrelbasket for hosting this meme where many more followed trees can be found.