Maryland in December is the time for the trees to take on their winter starkness. All the leaves are gone from the trees in the forest and the sycamore in our garden.
The dried hydrangea flowers have lost their pink color.
More of the onion seeds have been rattled out of their pods.
The shelf fungus on the oak stump looks a little battered
And the forsythia at the edge of the forest is a bit confused - blooming in the fall rather than its usual spring cycle.