I went for a walk today at lunchtime, looking for something suitable for Macro Monday mini-theme “Cold”. These wildflowers, whatever they are, are quite popular on the trail I take. I noticed the delicate snow “swabs” embedded in between the dried “branches” of the plant. Not sure if the snow insulates the flower from wind and cold, or freezes it more quickly. But I was fascinated by natural duo-tone of the scene. Not much done in post-processing, just moved the white balance into warmer a bit to highlight the browns- after white, the dominating color of winter in Iowa.