Saturday, January 8, 2011

Winter Snow Scapes

Well it's snowed here for the second time. We got more snow the first time but it was all thin and dust like in consistency. This latest batch though has more puff to it and lays on the limbs of trees nicely. The paler green here is a my neighbor's holly tree, while the darker ones are pines. I've edited and cropped the ever loving hell out of these to illustrate that pretty views are still possible in suburbia; one just has to edit out all the telephone polls.

Front yard too.

Squirrel highway closed due to icy conditions. A really long limb to one of our oaks I've been meaning to remove.

Solidago rugosa 'Fireworks'.

White Wood Aster, Eurybia divaricata.

Coreopsis sp.

Clethra alnifolia seed heads.

Golden Alexander, Zizia aurea.

Praying mantis egg still hanging on.

Most surprisingly of all I found something still green outside! Not certain what this is. I think this is some left over growth from the Golden Alexander, Zizia aurea.