Pam, at Digging hosts Foliage Follow-up the day after GBBD. I just checked out her post, and it is a fun one showing lots of outdoor trees decorated for Christmas.
These photos were taken yesterday, the 15th, after work. There was still snow on the ground. Actually, as I typed in the evening, more was coming down. I had to scrape my car after church, and avoided an area where I was told there was a 3 car accident. Driving wasn't too bad, but I thought my car wasn't going to stop for the red light at a busy intersection. It finally did, a little farther out than it should have been. The cars to the left still had a red light, because the left turning lanes had arrows. There weren't any in that lane coming my way, so I was able to scoot around the corner and turn right. As it turns out, there were over 40 accidents last nigh due to icy streets.
Some of the foliage is still looking alive, and some, not, but as many of us have decided, there is still beauty in a plant that is not alive, at least for the season.
Grape hyacinth and sedum:
Pine leaf penstemon:
I'm trying to remember whether this is candytuft or sweet woodruff.
Coreopsis, the taller threadleaf kind:
Chocolate Joe Pye Weed:
When I went to last month's post to get Pam's link, I noticed I had the kale in it. It is looking sadder this time, but I'm thinking I'll be able to get out and pick some leaves if I do it pretty soon.
I decided to save the indoor foliage for January, since there probably won't be much outdoor foliage to show. In less than two weeks, the days will start getting longer again. That's one of my favorite days of the off season. The countdown to spring begins!