My Royal Raindrops crabapple tree
I love the tiny red apples that hang there all winter.
A dried hydrangea flower
Coral bells, still beautifully colorful
Purple coneflower seed-head
Butterfly weed seed-pod
Rose bud that never made it
Lilac buds that the deer haven't eaten
Garlic chive seeds . . . I'll regret it later that I didn't cut these off before they spread seed everywhere
Close-up of dried hydrangea flower petals
Rhododendron (Azalea?) buds - I never did figure out which one it is
And then the next day it rained:
Bonica rose hips
Kiss Me rose from last year
The same coral bells, but even prettier
Peony seed pod
Fungus on a fallen log
And some of my garden statues:
This little guy was all by himself on the shelf at the store.
He looked so lonely that I had to buy him.
My two favorites:
I love that this frog is so thankful for one little fly
And these are two pictures I took almost 17 years ago outside our first apartment.
Snow had coated the crabapples and it was beautiful.
A little bit closer:
(I miss snow!)
And this is the crabapple when it bloomed. It's the white one in the foreground.