Sunday, June 7, 2009

Purple Columbine for Green Thumb Sunday



Purple Columbine for Green Thumb Sunday





a macro of a purple columbine flower


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The pollen is out in full force now, and it didn't take long for those little yellow balls to cover the camera lens with a fine layer.

Not too overly impressed by this, I snapped a few quick shots of the beautiful Purple Columbine in the garden.

These beauties have been coming back for many years - always the deep purple with the white centers.

Well, in another garden across the yard, I now have a patch of these growing - and I didn't plant them there.

One of the birds to my feeders must have done the job for me.

And the ones growing in the new area are all one color - an even deeper purple than the ones pictured above.

It makes me wonder if they were brought from a neighbor's garden, or if the seeds were hybrid and were going back to their original genes.

Guess I'll never know, but I wonder what next spring will bring for these pretty Columbines.











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  2. Absolutely beautiful Columbine...such a delicate, veined flower...and the deep rich purple takes my breath away...I think I pulled mine by mistake when cleaning the winter debris...boo hoo...

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  3. Another great macro shot Kathy, we have flowers in odd places that I think the wind has carried the seeds from our main flower garden, like under benches and planters yards away where there is hardly any sunlight.

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  4. Kathy splendid shot of the beautiful Columbine. What a nice name too, lol, I wonder if any one every tried to name a child like that, lol. I like reading your thoughts Kathy, Anna :)

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