“Pasque Flower” by Kristin Gjerdset 2014
Watercolor and ink, 6″ x 6″
“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” – Gertrude S. Wister
I had traveled to Rocky Mountain National Park in May of 2011 to see the spring blooms. My expectation were fields of color but winter still remained for much of the area. However, walking in the Moraine area one morning, there was a spot of purple amidst the browns and sprigs of greens. It was a pasque flower – a hairy looking, diminutive sign of spring. This was made from a photo of the first one I saw.