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January Trees

There's a Rumi quote: "And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet but the roots are down there riotous."

Two or three walks at local parks show trees not always quiet - ready with catkins and buds. And often, the beauty of stark silhouetted branches against an often steely sky. Plus muted shades of low-light winter.

Perhaps not the greatest images individually, but the gallery as a whole gives a picture of how some deciduous trees (and one conifer) in the Pacific Northwest relate to January.
cornelian cherry
cornelian cherry
a tiny red flower
a tiny red flower
sequoia
sequoia
giant sequoia
giant sequoia
catkins and seed cones
catkins and seed cones
many branches of a winter tree
many branches of a winter tree
26 winter twigs buds
26 winter twigs buds
25 madrona through the woods
25 madrona through the woods
24 more witch hazel
24 more witch hazel
23 one leaf left
23 one leaf left
22 catkins and cones
22 catkins and cones
21 winter on the water
21 winter on the water
20 purplish shoots
20 purplish shoots
19 woodland drips
19 woodland drips
18 what the trees let go
18 what the trees let go
17 birch
17 birch
16 twigs lichen shoots
16 twigs lichen shoots
15 branches of two trees
15 branches of two trees
14 and some leaves decided to stay to add their color
14 and some leaves decided to stay to add their color
13 contorted hazel catkin
13 contorted hazel catkin
12 winter colors
12 winter colors
11 lichen branches
11 lichen branches
10 lichen and moss on witch hazel branches
10 lichen and moss on witch hazel branches
09 skeletal woodlands
09 skeletal woodlands
8 catkins, rosehips
8 catkins, rosehips
7 old birch trunk
7 old birch trunk
6 no snow, no birds, just plain branches
6 no snow, no birds, just plain branches
5 winter shoots
5 winter shoots
4 linden
4 linden
3 winter skyline
3 winter skyline
2 yellow witch hazel buds
2 yellow witch hazel buds
contorted hazel
contorted hazel