It got down to 32.6 degrees at my house this morning. This thistle (Cirsium) rosette was lightly frosted.
This dead Post Oak (Quercus stellata) probably had tales to tell. Post Oaks live between 300 and 400 years old. A long time ago, a tree person told me a way to know if a Post Oak was old was look to at how twisted and gnarly it appeared. This one’s trunk and bark do not go in straight lines up the trunk. So I think it would be safe to say this one had lived a long life.
Milkweed (Asclepias) seed.
Thistle (Cirsium) seed head.