Weeds.... by ©Janis Zroback

“The Moon, the dried weeds
and the Pleiades -

Seven feet tall
the dark, dried weed stalks
make a part of the night
a red lace
on the milky blue sky
" William Carlos Williams, In This Strong Light

“Man is by definition the first and primary weed. Weeds are not the other. Weeds are us." Michael Pollan, Weeds Are Us

“As one grows older one should grow more expert at finding beauty in unexpected places, in deserts and even in towns, in ordinary human faces and among wild weeds." C.C.Vyvyan

“Their names I know not,
But to every weed its flower,
And loveliness
." Sampu

“A weed is no more than a flower in disguise." James Russell Lowell, The Growth of a Legend, 1847

“And the head bonny ash that sits over the burn.
What would the world be, once bereft
Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left,
O Let them be left, wildness and wet:
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet
." Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1844-1889, Inversnaid

  • A Bugs eye view from my garden in Watercolour and Inks on Arches Not Paper…Toronto, Ontario, Canada..

I paint in many different styles and feature a myriad of subject matter, which I show as individual collections….
I am inspired by the world interpreting it in brilliant colours, often influenced by the writings of famous authors and poets..
© All rights reserved. All images contained on these pages are © copyright protected by Janis Zroback and any use of these images in any form without her written permission will be considered an infringement of these copyrights.

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  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenover 3 years ago

    Very pretty Janis……looks fantastic !!

  • Thank you so much Sean….very nice of you

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Oh the light is glorious Janis! So very pretty, love those autumn colors!

  • Thank you so much Joanne…so nice to see you….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 3 years ago

    love it!

  • Thank you so much Susan…glad you like it…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Liz….very nice of you

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Cassidy (Karin) Taylor
    © Cassidy (Kar...over 3 years ago

    beautiful work Janis ;)

  • Thank you so much Karin…lovely to see you…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 3 years ago

    I love the colors in this. What a wonderful feel to this excellent piece of work. A fav~ Peechez

  • Thank you so much for the lovely compliment Peechez…

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanover 3 years ago

    lovely light and colour Janis…beautiful..

  • Thank you so much Linda….very nice of you

    – ©Janis Zroback

    GEORGE SANDERSONover 3 years ago

    There are no weeds, only plants in the wrong place !!
    Wonderful as always Janis !!!

  • Thank you so much George…that’s very true….

    – ©Janis Zroback

  • Jessica Dzupina
    Jessica Dzupinaover 3 years ago

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 3 years ago

    This is my favorite of all your pieces! Excellent in every way!

  • Lovely of you to say so….thank you so much for the feature Deborah….

    – ©Janis Zroback

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