Ben’s Wildflower Field in Late Winter

March 9, 2012

Looking west across Ben's wildflower field

My brother Ben planted a wildflower field next to the farm’s driveway.  It provides a spectacular profusion of mixed flowers during the summer months, but it has its own kind of beauty during the winter.  I particularly like that the seed dispersal structures are so evident at this time of year.

Seed heads in varying states of dispersal

I love the calligraphic lines of these grasses, punctuated by flower seed heads.

Dried flower stalks

This dried cone flower looks like it has a Mohawk haircut!

Dried wildflowers

Dried seed heads

Looking across the wildflower field to the red barn

Ink sketch of Ben's wildflowers in winter

Ink sketch of Ben's wildflowers in winter

Watercolor sketch of Ben's wildflowers in winter

Watercolor sketch of goldenrod

Watercolor sketch of milkweed and pods

 

 

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6 Responses to “Ben’s Wildflower Field in Late Winter”

  1. Martha Says:

    Just beautiful.

    I love your “Mohawk haircut” comment! Maybe this is where it comes from! What a wonderful thought.

  2. Shirley Mord Says:

    I bet the field is beautiful in the summer, I love wild flowers they have a beauty all their own.

  3. Gretchen P Says:

    I’d love to see this in full bloom!

  4. Renee Says:

    Once again, beautiful watercolors


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