Rosebay Willowherb in the Wind (2004) : Wall hanging : Acrylic on calico (140cm x 130cm).
These old photos are a pale reminder of the vibrant field of colour.
Rosebay Willowherb or Fireweed is native throughout temperate zones in the Northern Hemisphere.It can quickly colonize areas after forest fires or felling,the seeds remain in the soil for many years awaiting a time for germination. Young leaves and stems can be eaten as greens.In Russia the leaves were used as a tea substitute,known in Western Europe as Kapor Tea.
On the banks of Loch Earn .