Perennial plants, like the grasses that comprise much of our farm-gone-wild, are going dormant for the winter. But, first they must release the bounty of their summer’s mission. Seeds that float on a breeze to disperse next year’s promise can appear like snow in the strong winds we’ve been experiencing. And, the spent blossoms of Golden Rod and other wildflowers look like snow covered Christmas Trees in the right light.
Pods which have released their seeds offer shelter to insects which remain here, still. Just look inside the shells below for the red and black critters.
Love the milkweed with the red Milkweed beetle looking out.
I love those plants that stay interesting throughout the winter.