Very cold rain and even some sleet last night let us know that even though we've had it easy this year, it's still winter. Today we were back to a beautiful winter's day.
Why did I take a picture of this hedgerow? The scene doesn't translate that well in a picture, but what looks like a bundle of twigs on the computer screen is amazingly beautiful in person. The winter landscape is filled with golden light and dancing shadows, an intricate matrix.
The stems of the other Prairie Rose (Rosa arkansana) glow crimson.
I don't recall Rosa palustris scandens having colorful leaves in winter before, but this year they have been colorful all winter and on fine windy days they shimmer.