This morning I looked up and noticed a new pattern in the limbs of Birch tree. It took me a moment to realize that I was seeing Birch tree's Spring buds starting to form. As cold as it is this morning, Birch tree is anticipating the warm sunlight of Spring and preparing to be nourished. It occurs to me that Birch tee is doing this not because we are guaranteed a warm Sun filled spring, but because this is what Burch can do. Her limbs might get ripped off if her unfurled buds accumulate clumps of heavy late Spring Snow, but in this moment, it is the right thing to do.