Looking around the garden today, I'm feeling very much the same way. Many of my beloved plants have died for the season (or at least gone dormant). The vivaciousness of their lives a few months ago is now replaced with skeletons of what they once were. And yet, I do think there is still beauty to be seen:
Seed pods of Rose Campion (Lychnis coronaria) nestled amongst
Black Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Moudry')
Seed pods of Abelia shrub (above and below)
Seed heads of Black-Eyed Susan (Rubeckia goldsturm)
Brown and dry Hydrangeas
Fading Montauk Daisy (Nipponanthemum nipponicum)
These plants may be gone for the season, but certainly not forgotten. Spring will be here before we know it. And we'll be able to enjoy them in their glory all over again.