When some people think of winter, they think of frozen slush, sleet, and freezing fingers and toes. Adults might think of driving on frozen roads and struggling with cars that won’t work in subzero temperatures. But when you ask any child about winter, most think of tumbling through snow and building a snowman. Have you ever skated on a frozen pond? Do you like to ski down a mountain slope? Winter is not all bad and life teems below the blanket of snow. Let’s look at some of these winter wonders, but before we do, we need to give credit to the Creator for these beautiful winter wonders. Psalm 74:17 says “It was you who set all the boundaries of the earth; you made both summer and winter.”
- Opposite branching – This means they are directly across from each other.
- Alternate branching – This occurs when buds or branches are alternating on either side of the stem and not directly across from each other. Most trees have alternate branching.
Fourth Clue Leaf Scars – This is where last year’s leaves were attached. Fifth Clue Bundle Scars – These are marks on the leaf scar that may form a pattern of tiny dots or lines. The bundle scar marks the place where veins ran from the leaf stem to the twig. Sixth Clue Lenticels – Tiny holes or breaks in the bark scattered over the surface. Since only a few trees have opposite branching, it is easier to remember them by an acronym. M Maple A Ash D Dogwood BUCKING – Buckeye HORSE – Horse Chestnut
Winter Notebooking Pages
These free winter notebooking pages include printables about winter animals, weather, and history! Download all of the pages below.
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