Coneflower blossoms will be gone, but their seedheads will stick around to feed the birds
Agastaches and Asters taking a bow under the snow
Dogwood leaves frozen in time
Frosty bridge over the dry stream bed
Aspen leaves falling before their time to shine
As you can see from the pictures, today was dark and dreary, and so I'm sorry if the colors are a little off. It's hard to capture the snow and fog while still having bright results. And maybe the darkness of the pictures is just a little reminder that winter slumber is part of the life cycle of all plants. It sometimes just comes way too soon.