Winterberries are just about the only color in the woods this time of year. I did a search on winterberry images only to discover that it seams to be a very generic term for anything that has red berries that stay on the branches in the winter. I followed the growth pattern of the type above because that is one that abounds in the wetter areas around here. There were a plethora of images of others types as well.
Photo of Winterberry in snow, courtesy of the
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission,
from the Web site of Brookside Gardens (Wheaton, Maryland).
I am not at all certain what is officially a winter berry! I harvested a bunch of these branches with the red berries from a nearby swamp back in December and have created several arrangements with them for winter color on the door stoop and in the sunroom. They last beautifully in unheated areas. I liked the contemporary combination of the simple spray-painted recycled bottles with the bright red berries.
And then I used it as the design inspiration for this new shadow box. Along with a pair of chickadees!
I thought about hitting the layers with a shot of spray snow but didn't because I just love the color as is.
I have posted the Silhouette cutting files up on the Silhouette online store here so you can get them as well. For those of you with other cutting machines, I am actively exploring getting my files (especially Ledge Village) transferred to SVG format. It does look like the easiest method requires redrawing. Does anyone have good information about preparing and marketing SVG files? And what cutting machines use DXF? Looking for resources here. Thanks.
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