Winter Yarrow

Midwinter can feel like an empty time in the studio because the subjects I most love to draw, low-growing plants with interesting leaves, are typically dormant or covered by snow.


Yarrow in leaf mulch, Boulder, Colorado, January 2016

But this month I’m feeling lucky (and the studio feels full)!  Because there’s a green patch of yarrow in our garden that’s stayed accessible between snows.


This new sprig of yarrow is raring to go.  (Not so fast, little guy!  It’s only January.)

I am in love with this plant because it’s feather-like leaves have a branchy, tree-like quality.


Yarrow leaves, January 2016

Wondering how many days there are until spring? Let this countdown tell you.  (As of this writing, it says sixty-one days to go.)

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