It has been snowing all day. Big fat Hollywood snowflakes. During a lull in the proceedings we took the dog for a walk, and I went in search of some colour. Not the bright colour of the plastic mailboxes or the neon jacket on the telephone lineman up the pole, but colour in nature. And I found it.
The milkweed pods, now stripped of their fluffy parachute seeds, look as if they've been gilded. The dog glows against the snow. And sumac can be counted on to add a touch of scarlet.