I like the fan of monarda and echinacea stems behind the main tree in the rear perennial bed, but it's hard to make out from the distance I took this photo (off the deck)
My bench, under snow. Just last night I was sitting on this, across from a fire! while my brother-in-law and niece visited with us in our backyard.
Lastly, here's a picture of that tree I found a freshly-cleared hole in. Still think it was a woodpecker, but if it's in residence, it hasn't emerged in half a day, as the hole is covered in snow. If it stays that way for days on end, I suppose that tells me nothing's living there. Or an animal that's hibernating. (In the righthand trunk, between the suckers)
For the first time I did not cover up the camellia, even though it has promising fat buds. At some point it has to just be able to survive the weather anyway. The hellebores have a few faintly purple buds that just showed up this week, all buried in snow now!