I’m sitting at the front desk of the Visitor’s Center, watching snowflakes drift against a DSC_0534.JPGgraying sky. Snowmelt puddles the bridge and will surely turn to ice later in the day. This is a wet snow; the trees wear scarves of white.

In between watching the snow, I’m writing my 2016 summer camp descriptions. The window before me may be filled with winter, but my computer screen brims with words like “splashing,” “sunny,” and “blackberries.” I’m conjuring up visions of steamy summer days even as the actual temperature plummets.

We all have one foot in the present and another in the future. It’s important to enjoy each season in its turn, but there’s something to be said for the fun of anticipation. On that note, be sure to check out the Arboretum’s 2016 calendar. From annual favorites like the Arbor Day Run and Candlelit Caroling Celebration to the Arboretum’s first-ever Fairyfest, there’s much to look forward to in the year ahead.

by Jenny Houghton 
Youth Program Coordinator


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