I had to check on my plants while I was in California...
Oak, planted in 1995
The wild cucumber is popping up!
This is Madrona Marsh where I did a lot of restoration work in high school:
There is some water but not too much yet.
On the way back I got stuck in Chicago overnight. I arrived too late to go out and enjoy the city at all, so it wasn't very fun, though the airline did buy me a hotel room.
As of right now I am back in burlington and we are getting hammered by a record snowfall of over two feet! I'll have pictures of this event later.