Winter approaches as foliage that was once rich in color morphs into a tapestry of hues like an autumn sunset. The yellows, oranges, reds and greens blend together in harmony on a cool crisp day.
Blossoms fade from summer pastels into the neutral tones of tan and brown. Their crisp petals drying in the cool days of November to a new shade of the season to come.
No longer producing new blooms the threat of winter approaching encourages seeds to form and scatter in the wind. Survival becomes a necessity if not for today then for another season yet to come.
The vibrant green leaves that were rich in chlorophyll are now yellow with age. Soon the frost will complete the winter task of forcing these stems into dormancy once again.
It will mottle the faces of tender blooms and burn their foliage with it’s cold presence. Winter approaches the garden with a mission and another autumn will end.