It's snowing tonight and, as much as I would like to, I can no longer deny that it is winter here in Minnesota. Today I'm including one of my favorite photographs from late October. I took this with my phone on a gray, dreary day. It was cold and I remember being surprised that the wildflowers were still alive and wondering how long it would be until they were blanketed with snow. The flowers felt like the last bit of summer holding on for dear life, and I wanted to hang on along with them. But now I almost find myself welcoming the snow's arrival, if only to cover up the the dull browns and grays left behind by fall. If I had a choice I'd take the wildfowers, no question, but snow can also make you appreciate the flowers even more.