“Bare branches of each tree
on this chilly January morn
look so cold so forlorn.
Gray skies dip ever so low
left from yesterday’s dusting of snow.
Yet in the heart of each tree
waiting for each who wait to see
new life as warm sun and breeze will blow,
like magic, unlock springs sap to flow,
buds, new leaves, then blooms will grow.”
~ Nelda Hartmann ~
Winter’s almost over, why not go out with a bang!
HOW TO MAKE A WINTER BIRCH TREE CAKE
Mud Hen Bars
Recipe adapted from Christy Jordan’s Original Mud Hens at The Southern Plate