“Most people, early in November, take last looks at their gardens, are are then prepared to ignore them until the spring.
I am quite sure that a garden doesn’t like to be ignored like this.
It doesn’t like to be covered in dust sheets, as though it were an old room which you had shut up during the winter.
Especially since a garden knows how gay and delightful it can be, even in the very frozen heart of the winter, if you only give it a chance
."…Beverley Nichols

The dying Coneflowers still have a certain beauty in November and are always worth a second, or even a third and fourth look…I stop and admire them every day..

Watercolour and Ink on Arches Rough Paper…

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..
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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    Very true; they do get ignored as winter comes, and you have brought out that sentiment beautifully. Often old man-made objects are admired as antiques; and dying flowers can be admired just as beautifully – I even have a bouquet of dried flowers at home. Very beautiful Janis; love the way it looks as though the colours went from their bodies to the air – makes one wonder what becomes of a person’s soul when they die…

  • I know…we tend to ignore plants after the snow comes, but I made sure to plant flowers and shrubs that leave something to see after all the rest have died…berries and stalks, dead heads, and branches make the garden look great in early fall and winter…glad you like it MuiLing…thanks so much..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • I just re-read your comment and yes they look like they’re evaporating…I did that on purpose as by the time the heavy snows come they will disappear, but for now, we have the beauty that is left behind to admire…thanks again for your insightful comment MuiLing..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 2 years ago

    So beautifully vibrant!!!!

  • Thank you so much Sharon…very nice of you…

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  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work and color my friend. Hugs

  • Thank you so much Tom…very good of you…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful depiction of these frozen in time Janis. liz

  • Yes they will stay that way till spring…thanks so much Liz…nice to see you..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mark Wade
    Mark Wadealmost 2 years ago

    Bravo Janis! An excellent tribute

  • Thanks so much Mark…very nice of you..

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  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsalmost 2 years ago

    So beautifully represented in this Janis. Truly excellent art. Love your colour choices.

  • Lovely of you to say so Jim…thanks so much…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 2 years ago

    brilliant work, strong and vibrant, a visual delight Janis.

  • Thank you so much for the wonderful compliment Lisa…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 2 years ago

    This is why you are the GURU…..nobody does what you do with color….this is marvelous

  • Thank you so much KJ…I really appreciate all your wonderful support these five years…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Theodore Kemp
    Theodore Kempalmost 2 years ago

    Very beautiful…….. Very Vivid colors !

  • Thank you so much Theodore…I really appreciate it

    – © Janis Zroback

    JUSTARTalmost 2 years ago

    beautiful work

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

    – © Janis Zroback

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