Winter Weeds


THE DIVERSE PLANTS we characterize as “weeds” assume a rare beauty around the edges of a field in midwinter. Stripped of their summer green and competing foliage, their elegant shapes and postures are revealed in a range of colors reflected in the ever-changing light and shadow of a winter day.

THESE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN on consecutive days in early January, before the heavy snows fell, some at dawn, some at dusk. From these walks a series of paintings emerged, and I will be posting them in the next few days. All five “Day of Pods” paintings will be posted tomorrow, at the appointed hour.

Saturday, February 26: Day of Pods

7 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.,  7 p.m.

Sunday, February 27: Cattails

Monday, February 28: Queen Anne’s Lace

Tuesday, March 1: Straw Wave

Wednesday, March 2: Vines

Thursday, March 3: Hanging Pods

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