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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Columbines!!!

In the summer, certain flowers really stand out 
as true favorites of mine.

Columbines rate way high on this list.

So today I am sharing some photos
of them with you.



I love the different colors of Columbines...and that they can face UP or face down:






And especially their "tendrils"....like these that are BEHIND its face:






Facing the sun:






















Just a hint of lavendar on this one:







































Even their centers are wonderful:















Some have double the petals!:









They grow so easily from seeds, so if you haven't tried them in your garden,
plant some next spring...(you can throw the seeds in your garden now and they will come up in the spring and keep seeding themselves year after year).

Plant your own joy for next year!  :0}

27 comments:

Andrea said...

yes columbines are amazing, but i wonder if they will grow and flower here in our tropics. Whenever i look at your photos, i always think "how did you do that", they are always my envy! I hope to have your lenses too, haha!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

They are gorgeous I wonder if they would grow here.

Alan Burnett said...

They are beautiful flowers - and your photographs seem to bring the beauty to the very forefront of the image.

Cathy Clementz said...

These are beautiful! And you can even see their little tiny hairs!

Sandra said...

beautiful photos, all of them. some look like fairies dancing, so can i hire them to dance in my Passion flower movie with my ballerina?

Daryl said...

Love columbine .. Riverside Park (my front yard if NYer could have a front yard .. and of course I share it with everyone west of Central Park which could be my back yard)had plantings of columbines surrounding a memorial plaque for Holocaust survivors

Country Gal said...

Fantastic photos they are soo pretty !

Eva Gallant said...

Your photos are amazing! I think the blossoms look like royal crowns. Beautiful!

Valerie said...

The Columbine is one of my favourite flowers. Until this year I had plenty in the garden, I suspect hubs has been pulling them up. So now I have to start over again.

TexWisGirl said...

you take and share such beautiful photos. always such a pleasant place to visit here!

Debbie said...

ooooohhhhh so soft and beautiful, i LOVE the different shades. i must consider these for my garden, your pictures are gorgeous!!!

Bossy Betty said...

Just beautiful! What a nice way to start the day!

Star said...

In England these are also called 'Grannies' bonnets'. Aren't they gorgeous and you've got that macro lens down to a fine art too. Congratulations, the pictures are wonderful.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful! I too,love Columbines and have planted several different colours this past year.

Sandra said...

I came by earlier and I thought i commented, i looked at all these wonderful beautiful spectacular brilliant flowers. so this might be a second comment or maybe not. love all of them and they look like dancing fairies to me

Hilary said...

Good idea. Every garden should look as beautiful as yours. Lovely shots.

The Retired One said...
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Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

My favorites!

Sadies Mom said...

LOVE the flowers! I could print 'em all out & just stick 'em in the ground & everyone would think they are real!! Thanks Joan!

Rita said...

They are lovely! I especially like the doubles which I have never seen before. You get the best shots! :)

Paz said...

great captures

Pat said...

These are beautiful shots of beautiful flowers. I love the lighting in them. I've only seen the bluish/purple colored columbine. One day it showed up in my yard (when I had a home). It was right after the Columbine shooting. The flower brought a smile to my face after that horrific shooting.

Linda Reeder said...

I love columbine, and they are so much fun to photograph!

Jientje said...

I used to have some in pots in my patio garden a couple of years ago, but they've disappeared. They're so delicate and fragile, real beauties to photograph and you did a great job!

Dave said...

Joan, these are lovely flowers and your photos are great! We call them aquilegias or poor-man's-orchids - Dave

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

YOU sure know your way around the camera! BUT you have to have a good subject and these flowers make a perfect shoot. The dept of field is challenging but you mastered it to capture all aspects of these amazing flowers. Thank you for posting what the normal eye can not see.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful Columbines..all wonderful shots, they are such a delicate flower:)

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