The first snow snuck in last week... feathery flakes slanting from the west. By the time I'd put away lunch dishes, the sun was out and the last remaining calendula was casting shadows. A splat of summer color left in this very late fall. One of the flower heads had gone to seed, so I collected them to plant next spring.
This week take a break to go outside - even if only for a few minutes. What plants have survived the season so far? What spots of color do you find in the landscape? Are flowers still blooming where you live? Are they going to seed? If so, collect some to grow in the spring.