And the following day the weather entry in the garden diary reads:

“Much brighter today.  Woke to a garden sprinkled in snow’

snow-tipped monarda seed-heads

snow-sprinkled monarda seed-heads

snow-sprinkled echinops

snow-sprinkled echinops

snow-sprinkled teasels

snow-sprinkled teasels

snow-sprinkled cotoneaster hedge

snow-sprinkled cotoneaster hedge

snow-sprinkled fruit cages

snow-sprinkled fruit cages

horse chestnut autumn foliage ...and snow

horse chestnut autumn foliage …and snow

snow-sprinkled wood shed

snow-sprinkled wood shed

We’ll certainly be glad that the woodsheds are full of lovely seasoned winter fuel.