I walked around the neighborhood the other day. Some of our trees are still holding onto their colors--or moving through them more slowly. A few of my favorite trees we particularly, and surprisingly, still vibrant. Sadly, it was not the right light to capture them.
As I read my little tidbit in Gunilla's book (see 11/17 post) this morning this quote found me: "We know that winterkill will come, the life kill, the unexpected. It is good to prune, to cut back to essentials, to where life really is, where it can be sustained when the comes. It is painstaking and so very slow."