On Tuesday, skiing through the meadow beside Pen Lake, I found a few hardy weeds that have withstood the onslaught of snow and are still standing upright. They looked quite attractive all by themselves above the snow, casting shadows in the late afternoon sun. Somehow my camera co-operated and I got these in focus.
The first three of these are goldenrods I think, though I didn't stop in the -24°C temperature (-11°F) to check these out carefully!
I'm not sure of the first of the last three, but I did like the milkweeds, especially the last group, all with their shadows reaching out to the side.
Just to give you the context, this is the meadow i was skiing through when I got the pictures.