I recently decided, in spite of the snow and cold, to get out in the backyard to see what I could find. As is so often the case, there was plenty to discover. The ice that formed in the middle of this Golden Alexander (Zizia aurea) seedpod reminded me of a crystal jewel.
The shapes of the Downy Skullcap (Scutellaria incana) seedpods also caught my attention. Some reminded me of miniature bonnets, others looked like miniature scoop shovels.
The Pink Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia capillaris) certainly looked different than it did last autumn. Its stems held beautiful ice drops, and the seeds that look so fragile still added some delicate texture to the winter scene.
I’m glad to say the snow and ice are almost gone, and we are enjoying sunshine and warmer temperatures. However, I’m glad I talked myself into getting out in the cold with the camera to discover some delightful winter garden details.