Flowers in Winter

Despite the very cold weather, I recently found myself outside taking pictures of “dead plants” again, which is more interesting than it sounds. I like plants in winter; without the distraction of so much color, the structures and textures become more apparent.

I found grasses and milkweed seeds that looked so soft I wanted to bury my face in them,

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skeletal Queen Anne’s Lace flowers that resembled fireworks,

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and tiny, delicate, perfectly formed flower heads.

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And all of these were located in a little strip of vegetation next to a parking lot. It’s amazing how much beauty is around us when we stop to look for it.

 

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About rbpepper

Rebecca is an artist, writer, and photographer with degrees in Theater and Social Work, and is currently a Stay at Home Mom to her three kids. Some part of her house is always a mess, she lets her kids paint on the table and design their own costumes, and she makes excellent allergen-free cookies. She lives with her equally creative husband and children in a part of Virginia known for being "pretty close to Dulles Airport", and dreams of moving to an old farmhouse in New England.
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