Sunday, January 21, 2007

Poor Witch Hazel

So last year on about this same date, Chad and I went to the Morris Arboretum. It was cold, but we had heard that they had a neat tree that flowers in the winter called the Witch Hazel. So we found them and they were awesome. Not only were their blossoms really neat-looking, but they had an amazingly pleasant odor as well. So ever since then we have been looking forward to going back this winter to see them. Well, as most of you probably know, we have had a very strange winter so far (weather-wise) and it was cold briefly and then very warm and then cold again. Well I think the witch hazel got confused and blossomed early and then died off when it got cold because we went there today and they were all shriveled up. We still took craploads of photos of them because they looked pretty neat anyway. They look like little creatures or something. Unfortunately, there was no real smell to them, but I guess we'll just have to wait for next year again. We really want to get one to put in our yard but they apparently require a decent amount of sun and the only place where we have space doesn't have sun. Hopefully someday we'll chop down the stupid, dirty sycamore and plant a witch hazel (and maybe a cherry blossom) tree in the front.

1 comment:

  1. That looks so interesting. I love having witch hazel (the liquid medicine) around the house. It's a good calming liquid for cuts, burns, etc.