Early Spring at the Berlin Botanical Garden

I was very happy to experience this point of Spring. The ground is blooming but many large trees are just starting to bud. Sunlight illuminates the bare branches and we see just how complicated and vast their networks are. For now we can still see through them, but in a few weeks they will be filled with blossoms and then leaves.

First Christmas tree in Berlin.

The Weihnachtsstern on top was a gift from my sister-in-law, a traditional style with small bulb inside.

Mandarins and recently collected, dried, autumn leaves add color.

Standard, warm LED lights.

Below is canvas covered with used, dried tea leaves. Two paper pumpkins gifts from my parents had been sent recently as Thanksgiving decorations. The bunny was a housewarming gift.