With you in layers of wool and fleece, the trees stand bare. No need for in-situ sculptures with the walnut tree’s minimalist winter architecture.
The impact of pruning in the wind chill surfaces at night, in bed, unable to get warm; or is that the beginnings of the flu?
The trees are not asleep. Prune a limb and watch the fluid pour. Spring lurks, exerting subtle pressure. Pruning must be completed to enable the next stage in the cycle: preparation for fertigation.