A bare root persimmon tree arrived this week in the mail, and that means that spring will come. Eventually. Right now, due to almost unrelenting rain over the last couple months, the ground is like a sopping wet sponge, so no working of soil (or even walking on soil) is possible. The persimmon will get planted in a bucket temporarily, and any other plants I collect over the next few weeks will likewise have to wait for planting. Meanwhile, there are still many things that need to be done that don't involve digging, like pruning fruit trees, fixing things, and, of course, my favorite thing: pulling weeds from gravel paths (landscaping fabric only stops weeds from growing below; it doesn't stop new seeds from sprouting on top).
On the bright side, the daffodils are coming up nicely, so I'll have some more garden photos shortly.