|"Nandina" by Marlu Winalski|
The end of the year, in the deep chill and dark of December, is a traditional time to remember those who have brought warmth and light to our lives, yet have left us. Marlu Winalski passed away this year. She was a fellow botanical artist, student and avid volunteer at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Before health problems interfered, Marlu seemed to be everywhere in the garden, her speciality being "Jane of All Trades" at the garden's twice-annual plant sales.
|"Hyacinth Bean" by Marlu Winalski|
"A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies." Gustave Flaubert.