Last year I noticed several new growths on the spruce tree in my yard where it appeared the tree couldn’t decide between regular branch growth or making a cone. I thought I had taken a picture, but I couldn’t find one, unfortunately. As winter has wound down, I noticed several spruce trees in my neighborhood with the ends of the branches looking dead. I wondered why, but didn’t look close until recently. I noticed that it seemed to be the strange looking ones from last year that had all not survived the winter. I’m still not sure what was going on with them.
Weather today was fairly wet. There were some fairly heavy showers, though from time to time the clouds broke up and there were glimpses of blue sky. The herring fishery has closed, and It sounded like there might be a bit of herring spawn starting today, but still not a lot.