Contrast that with how perky they looked last month.
The Cornus alba 'Prairie Fire' is clinging to its last three leaves. The golden hair grass, Deschampsia flexuosa 'Aurea', is still looking dapper amongst the wreckage. Also the brownish sedge, Carex flagellifera, is still effective in the background of the picture below.
Did I find anything else trying to shrug off the inevitable? I bought cross-country skis. Does that count?