The first snowfall is always a bit magical, though the enthusiasm for it soon wanes as winter plods on. But the one who never loses her enthusiasm for a romp in the snow is Sophie. She was excited to accompany me as we made our way around the house and yard, looking for more evidence of the garden.
In the lily bed, however, the new switchgrass 'Shenandoah' really stands out and against a background of white, finally can be photographed to show its lovely structure.
While the evergreens provide plenty of green here, the most dramatic contrast is the color red as seen in the tiny berries still covering the flowering crabapple trees.
Say what you will about burning bushes, they do look good in the fall and just as good in the early winter.