We are well past simple frosts now, but I had to give you something with a little colour and interest this month instead of what's actually going on outside my window. I think it would be fair to classify this as our first blizzard of the year. Yup.
This is a ninebark, 'diablo.' I think it has the best colour and supposedly it does really well in wet and poor soil conditions. I'll have to wait until next year to find out if that's true, so right now, I'm just hoping it at least survives the winter!