It's been quite chilly here in Arkansas the last few days. This is the 3rd straight morning we've had temperatures near or below freezing. Early yesterday morning, we even had a dusting of snow in the Ozarks. Snow during April in Arkansas is rare, but not unheard of. Back in 2013, we even had a bigger snow than this on May 3rd. Odds are I will never see that again in my lifetime here. However, snow in the month of April is rare enough that it gave for unique opportunities to photograph the clash of winter and spring.
These small umbrella-like plants are mayapples, which sprout up each spring. The dusting of snow made for some interesting scenes along the forest floor here in Newton County.