Winter Weeds

The first chapter of Donald Stokes’ Nature in Winter is entitled “Winter Weeds”. The chapter is full of beautifully drawn, minimalistic images of what our wildflowers look like in winter. Someday, I hope to be able to draw like that. In the meantime, I have my camera. And, after I took the goldenrod and burdock pictures the other day during the snow, I finally got the concept for how I could recreate those types of images!

Repeating those two…

Goldenrod
Goldenrod
I love how you can see both ball and bunch galls in this little stand. (Hmm… I guess I’ve never written about bunch galls… that’s odd.)

Burdock
Burdock
I can’t think of burdock without thinking of Ryan’s Birthday Party.

And here are some new ones…

Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne’s Lace
I have rather an obsession with this flower.

Black-eyed Susan
Black-eyed Susan
I love this flower in late summer and fall… It ain’t bad in winter, either!… here’s a closeup:

Black-eyed Susan

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5 thoughts on “Winter Weeds

  1. Thanks for mentioning “Nature in Winter” by Donald Stokes. I am going to add it to my collection of winter nature books. If you are interested in another fantastic book featuring winter weeds, check out “Wildflowers and Winter Weeds” by Lauren Brown. Lauren’s book contains both an identification key and pen and ink drawings of the flowers she features. Hope you enjoy it!

  2. I’ve been sitting at the window, watching the countless birds at the feeders and admiring the winter weeds while I’ve been here in Central Maine visiting my sister for the past few days. Your posts are such affirmation for all things I love.

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