After the fullness of autumn color has passed and winter's whisper is just a breath away, it's not as easy to find beauty in the landscape.
Unless...you look up to see the few remaining leaves on a Hickory Tree.
Or look down and see the wine-color of an Oak Leaf Hydrangea
Can that be a violet nestled among the fallen leaves?
Of course, the Southern Magnolia never fails to please, regardless of the season!
Holly berries -- one of winter's stars!
The Eastern Red Cedar comes into its own when the color of autumn is past
The Betty Prior Rose gives a last gasp before folding up for the colder weather ahead
Oh, Arugula, you sweet green thing! How you do resist the cold!
The Bradford Pear Tree is always last to the Autumn Party!
Berries for my feathered friends
This Nicotina (Flowering Tobacco) didn't get the memo that winter is just around the bend
A row of Nicotina marching in a line toward.... the death of winter
Somewhere in there, amid the fallen leaves, there's a Rosemary plant!
Ah, there you are! Rosemary makes me think of Christmas trees
This HAS to be the last Gardenia of the year
Boxwood -- Dependable any time of year
Autumn leaves on the ground -- almost as beautiful as on the trees
And a beautiful sunset
But waiting for the gorgeous red skies of December. Stay tuned because next month it's going to be difficult to aim my camera anywhere but above.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend wherever you may be.