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December 4, 2010 / Leslie

Yellow Coneflower in Winter

Snow has officially arrived in Chicago. I took this photo earlier today. The only positive thing I can say about snow is it provides a lot of nice photo opportunities.

Yellow Coneflower in Winter

These were beautiful Tall Yellow Coneflowers this summer. I left the perennials standing this year so the birds could eat the seeds in the flower cones. They also add an interesting dimension to the garden in the winter.

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  1. trish / Dec 4 2010 12:27 pm

    What a great idea to leave them up for the birds. The first snow is always the most lovely, I think.


  2. BookQuoter / Dec 4 2010 12:50 pm

    See, I knew I wasn’t just being lazy:) thanks for giving me an excuse. Nice photo.


    • Leslie / Dec 4 2010 1:00 pm

      I always want to tidy up before winter but I kept reading that the birds eat those seeds so I should leave the plants up. So this year I did. And there were goldfinch climbing all over them pecking at the seeds.


  3. Karla T / Dec 4 2010 1:15 pm

    I am of a similar opinon of snow. Nice pic!


  4. Alyce / Dec 4 2010 1:18 pm

    We hardly ever get snow here, so it’s a real treat when it happens. I can’t imagine having snow all the time. Beautiful picture!


  5. laurelrainsnow / Dec 4 2010 1:34 pm

    Wow, that is a glorious photo! I love anything with snow in it (for pictures, anyway!).

    Thanks for visiting my blog.


  6. Rebecca Rasmussen / Dec 4 2010 5:21 pm

    Really gorgeous photograph, Leslie. It reminds me of the fields surrounding my father’s house in Wisconsin. xox


  7. Bev / Dec 4 2010 10:05 pm

    I love snow and love to see great snowy pictures! Thanks for sharing this one. I love the perspective looking through the coneflowers.

    Visiting through the Saturday Snapshot


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