When I went outside around 7ish to start up my car and let it defrost for a bit, I noticed how beautiful the dying plants were.
So I grabbed the camera and went around the house and garden snapping pictures of the beauty of our first hard frost.
It's not quite a true hoar frost but some crystals are showing on the flowers.
Look at the detail and beauty of that dying bloom.
How often can you say that? I mean, Yes...Fall is a beautiful time of the year with the leaves changing colors but that happens slowly where a hard frost hits fast and overnight everything's changed.
One moment vibrant, colorful and alive, the next wilting, softening and browning out.
A nice reminder of the phases this life brings to all of us. Plants, animals and human beings alike.
Here's to hoping that our own hard frost is a bit further down the road still.