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,





skeletal Queen Anne’s Lace flowers that resembled fireworks,


and tiny, delicate, perfectly formed flower heads.



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.


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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