An oak leave is nestled on a bed of frosty green shrubbery on a cold winter's day.
Frost adds wonderful outlines to a variety of leaves on the ground. The Autumn colors are still present but soon they will compost into the garden and create rich soil for next years growth.
After the snow and ice melted, I was walking through the woods, when I came upon this tiny frog. It was so small I wondered if it was a baby. It blended in with the environment and stopped to observe me as I fumbled reaching for my camera. It made me pause and think about how it survived during the snow and ice recently as I stayed inside my warm house. Starting from an egg in the water... to a tadpole... to walking on land...amazing little amphibians.