The wild grasses sway in the wind, shimmering against the sunshine. Some think pampas grass is beautiful, while others see it as an invasive weed that is difficult to remove. Sales of the plant have fallen in the UK with the cultural connotation of the plant in the front garden being an invitation to swingers (who knew!?).
Whatever you think of this plant, here’s an autumnal look at life. Hints of color next to the evergreen tree – the only sign of green to come in the tundra of Minnesota to come, the setting for this painting by my dad, Leo Boucher.