As the end of February draws near and we gaze at the calendar, longing for spring and the warmer weather it brings, this month contributing photographer Richard Duval offers an image he has appropriately titled ‘Waiting.’

“It’s just a reminder that what we get to sample come spring is almost certainly worth the wait,” he said. “But in the meantime, we simply wait and wait and wait . . .” Fear not, before long the new growing season in the Northwest will be upon us.

Click on the picture for a larger image. See previous Pic of the Vine images here.