A seedpod of Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) backed up by the seedheads of Echinacea purpurea (purple coneflower) provide moody beauty at the Aspinwall Riverfront Park. While it’s not the kind of day one might choose to venture out in, making the effort is worth it to see remnants of the summer garden and the fog encased trees along the river. The birds see it. For them this spot is a perfect spot for lunch- the native plants in this bed are a favorite for them. We need to see it too. If only for the reminder that spring is around the corner.