Brrrr.... It was cold today, and the wind made it so much worse! The small Winged Sumac plants are so beautiful right now, with their rich purply-red leaves, especially in the late afternoon sun. The taller (older) ones have partial red leaves, but are still mostly green. The plant I chose to draw is the whole plant, as seen from above, and only about six inches high. The Hairy Yellow Stargrass is very late blooming. I thought its deep yellow blooms contrasted nicely with the sumac leaves. Other bloomers include: Eastern Silvery Asters, Wooly Golden Asters, Calico Aster, Showy Aster, and Field Goldenrod. Tonight's hard freeze may be the end of these for this year. We'll see!