The persimmon fruit predicts the future as the seeds, when split open, reveal what type of winter weather lies ahead. The shape of a spoon was revealed in these indicating a winter of heavy wet snows. Guess what?
Some early ice comes to the Ozarks hastening the fall of leaves.
Gardens can be so mysterious. This hazy flower fade offers a dreamy escape in this closeup of the flower of a Clematis vine.
This lone leaf lies on the paving stones as the sun sets on another fall day.
This yellow leaf stands out in stark contrast to the gray rock beneath it much in the way that a coward's heart is contrasted against the solid and brave who stand firm.
This dried bed of flowers waves gently in the fall breeze behind the lodge on Mt. Magazine in Arkansas.
This bush, firmly rooted in a jetty of the Arkansas River, stands strong in spite of spring floods.
The silhouettes of these dried flowers stand out against the sky overlooking the valley below from the top of Mt. Magazine in Arkansas.
This millipede, upset by the presence of a hiker, curls up for protection on the forest floor from the intruder.