Not long ago, the sun was shining brightly and at the same time it was snowing. Because in the veritable clash of the titans that is the changing of the seasons, all bets are off. Here are some pictures from early this afternoon, before the sun came out. More to come later.
Almost all of my posts are about the weather.
1. Snowfall at the trees on the edge of our yard. The three biggest, darkest trees in the forefront have such pretty shapes, I think. (Because there are about 500 trees in this picture, it may not be totally clear which ones I mean, but maybe you can kind of tell. They're somewhat evenly spaced.) I could take endless pictures of them. Wait, I sort of already do.
2. The deck rail and new snow.
3. The main part of the back garden with the little patio and trellis over the path that goes down into the woods.
4. Curly dock. I didn't even realize we had curly dock in our yard until I was going through my pictures after the fact -- at the time, I just said "Hey, little stems and fruits covered in snow. Pret-ty."
5. Bee balm
6. Globe allium
8. White oak leaf
9. Detail of garden ornament and some trees through the trellis.
11. Bark with lenticels
(13) Just some snow piling on a stem and (14) a view of the treeline at the side of the yard from the back garden
16. The sideyard's trees with goldenrod in the foreground
(17) The path down into the woods and (18) some of the small burs that stick to my coat with infuriating persistence.
18. Goldenrod folliage. I like the contrast of it against this stump.
20. I think this is little bluestem.
21. Little bluestem
22. Echinacea with path into woods in background
23. Fallen tree -- which we call Leafless -- and echinacea on the hillside.
24. A detail of Leafless, the fallen tree.
27. Foxtail grass, possibly.
28. Young leaves of eastern redcedar.
29. Fertile frond of ostrich fern.
30. Ostrich fern foliage.
31. This is what in the horticultural world is known as a tree. (I'm not sure what kind of tree this is, can you tell. I do like the orangeish tinge of the bark, though, and its pattern.)
(32) A detail of the wood the large fallen tree in our yard and (33) more snow piling on more plants
34. Crisscrossing branches with the lane down to one of our campsites in the background