It is totally amazing to me that I had roses to pick a few days ago to add to some Christmas decorations that are on my dining table. I also noticed this morning that some trees are beginning to have small buds swelling in anticipation. This is so frightening to me as I do think we must have some cold weather ahead. If we do not, how odd spring will seem in early March! Which plants will survive this change, which birds and insects will be caught off guard and flying around somewhere they should not be?