This maple wears snow beautifully, don’t you agree? The image gives us the opportunity to see form differently and find a plant without leaves gorgeous. In an earlier post (Mid-November Tapestry) I showed it in late fall–the plant’s leafless branching structure revealing the spotted leaf lungwort still in leaf beneath it. In summer,the Acer p. ‘viridis’s dissected foliage and form adds to the textural contrast with the conifer and perennial creating a wonderful combination. Whatever the season, I find that when I take a moment and become present in the garden wonderful things grace my eyes, mind, and spirit.