As you can see in this photo, not only are the shrubs putting on a show, but also the bird feeder and thermometer. Garden accessories have a year round attraction. Trellis and arbors really hold their own in a backdrop of snow. And evergreens, such as holly, boxwood, and arborvitea, are some of my favorites all year.
I missed a picture of a dozen robins scrounging beneath some crabapple trees. The fruit was clinging to the trees and the bright red was vivid against the white backdrop. The robins seemed to be enjoying the meal. When the ground is frozen, food for the birds becomes scarce. So planning to provided for our feathered friends can benefit all of us. Other food sources for birds include viburnum and hawthorne.