Oh I love the way the Olde leaves & berries cling to their mother plant, at the same time the New blooms & blossoms appear on that same mother plant.
The contrast is glorious. The forest looks barren, but in the distance you can see a bit of RedBud Blossom.... then as the crab apple begins to sprout new leaves & blossoms , last year's berries still cling to the branches. Tis time to renew & refresh.
And ALAS the birds are a flurry of activity as they begin their nesting season & their colors become bright again.
Nature is our Lord's gift to each of us & Spring is a reminder that all things Olde become New again.
Stop & renew your soul.