I went out to the botanical gardens to wander the paths there. I found a patch left to wild itself, and was thrilled at the beautiful chaos. such a rich tapestry of form and color and life and death all intertwined and radiant in the fall light. if I had the patience, and the talent, and the time, I would paint a giant canvas of one of these. I think you would learn everything you ever needed to know. . .
words and photographs by rebecca wood