Predictions
       
     
Fall's Ice
       
     
Flower Fade
       
     
The End of Fall
       
     
Coward's Heart
       
     
Dried Bed
       
     
Tenacity
       
     
Dried Silhouettes
       
     
Curl Up
       
     
Predictions
       
     
Predictions

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?

Fall's Ice
       
     
Fall's Ice

Some early ice comes to the Ozarks hastening the fall of leaves.

Flower Fade
       
     
Flower Fade

Gardens can be so mysterious. This hazy flower fade offers a dreamy escape in this closeup of the flower of a Clematis vine.

The End of Fall
       
     
The End of Fall

This lone leaf lies on the paving stones as the sun sets on another fall day.

Coward's Heart
       
     
Coward's Heart

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.

Dried Bed
       
     
Dried Bed

This dried bed of flowers waves gently in the fall breeze behind the lodge on Mt. Magazine in Arkansas.

Tenacity
       
     
Tenacity

This bush, firmly rooted in a jetty of the Arkansas River, stands strong in spite of spring floods.

Dried Silhouettes
       
     
Dried Silhouettes

The silhouettes of these dried flowers stand out against the sky overlooking the valley below from the top of Mt. Magazine in Arkansas.

Curl Up
       
     
Curl Up

This millipede, upset by the presence of a hiker, curls up for protection on the forest floor from the intruder.