In the deep shade below the hedge of white cedars edging Iris Pond lies the most snow and ice that I find today. But also here, I enjoy recording the most vibrant color (in this oil color sketch). Saturated yellow-green light on the arborvitae contrasts nicely with the deep blue near the sluice gate.
The fern-like foliage always delights me. For most of the summer and persisting into the autumn, red berries nod above the foliage. If you find similar white berries with a small black dot, you’ve found white baneberry – also called “doll’s eye”. Neither the red nor the white berries are edible!