For the past several years, Russ Klapatch has spread seasonal joy in late December by delivering beautiful hand-made wreaths to folks in the neighborhood.
An accomplished photographer and artist, Russ is formally educated as a professional landscape designer. He spends most of late Autumn carefully crafting these wonderful wreaths to fill orders from his loyal customers.
Some years, a few neighbors who are blessed to have Russ as a friend, receive a Wreath by Wruss as a gift. Like all gifts, one cannot presume to receive a wreath as a gift each year.
Whether purchased or received as a gift, these wreaths remind us that tending and fashioning flora is not only how Russ makes his living, it is his medium of self-expression, his gift to the community.