Colorado Columbine….

Quite possibly my favorite flower ever…ever…

Colorado Columbine

33 responses

  1. BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    August 30, 2013 at 6:55 am

  2. They don’t grow wild in Norway, but I have quite a few in my garden, different colurs. They are beautiful, but these ones are really extra beautiful. 🙂

    August 30, 2013 at 7:43 am

    • It’s nice that they do grow for you up there, Bente…maybe some of the seeds will leave your garden and then start to grow “wild” up in Norway, too. 🙂

      September 2, 2013 at 7:51 am

  3. Such pretty and unique flowers Scott! It always a beautiful surprise to wonder upon wild flowers. Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend. Robyn

    August 30, 2013 at 8:06 am

    • It’s part of the treasure of being out there in the mountains and canyons, Robyn. You’re most welcome…and I hope you’ve had a nice weekend, too. 🙂

      September 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

  4. I’m surprised by how much later these bloom than our native eastern columbines that bloom in the spring.

    August 30, 2013 at 8:16 am

    • I actually made the photo the first week of July, Allen…and the flowers were trail-side at about 9,000 ft in elevation, give or take a couple hundred feet….maybe that accounts for a bit of the difference….

      August 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

  5. So beautiful! Much bigger, brighter than the dark purple (almost black) smaller ones that keep popping up in my yard. I’ll trade you? 😉

    August 30, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    • Hmm…I don’t want to trade, but I would enjoy seeing some photos of yours in dark purple. 🙂

      September 2, 2013 at 7:53 am

      • The were so dark that they were difficult to photograph, so I gave up and they’re not blooming now. Come to think of it, I don’t think they bloomed at all this year. If I didn’t toss them and can find them, I’ll send you my sad and poor attempts at capturing my dark versions.

        September 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

        • I will look forward to seeing them if you ever come across them again. 😉

          September 2, 2013 at 6:38 pm

  6. Always wondered what columbines looked like… now I know….quite beautiful.
    Those pink flowers are lovely as well. You live in the garden of Eden, Scott.

    August 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    • And now you know. 🙂 Those pink ones are called “Indian Paintbrush” and you might have seen them in some of my earlier posts, John…I think they’re gorgeous…and so unusual to be out there in the middle of the mountains, just like the Columbine…they seem to belong in a greenhouse or in a well-tended garden somewhere. And I’m quite convinced that I do live in Paradise, too, John….I’m just hoping that I don’t get kicked-out any time soon….. 😉

      September 2, 2013 at 7:56 am

  7. Heartafire

    so beautiful, may I display them at Heartafire?

    August 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    • You may….thank you. 🙂

      August 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm

  8. Heartafire

    Reblogged this on Heartafire.

    August 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    • You’re very kind, Hollie….thank you again. 🙂

      August 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm

      • Heartafire

        my pleasure! Lovely picture.

        August 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

  9. I laughed when I saw your words about this being your favorite…everyone teases me about my claiming every other flower I see as my fave. Columbines are REALLY one of my faves :>) This one is gorgeous!

    August 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    • I’m glad you REALLY like them, Patti…and yes, these are some gorgeous ones, aren’t they? 🙂

      September 2, 2013 at 7:58 am

  10. It’s easy to see why they’re a favourite – especially as you climbed to 9000 feet to see them!

    September 1, 2013 at 2:04 am

    • It’s a nice reward for my efforts, Finn. 🙂

      September 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

  11. Such a pretty flower Scott!

    September 1, 2013 at 2:05 am

    • It sure is, Adrian. 🙂

      September 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

  12. I too loved the Columbines of Colorado – I got to see them later in July near Gothic, Colorado, as well as at the Betty Ford Alpine Garden. The columbine’s were bigger, but not much, than the ones here in southern Ontario. I was once told that columbines were a staple in gardens in the 1930s and beyond.

    September 1, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    • There are so many different varieties and colors of the Columbine flowers…I can imagine that any garden, anywhere, would be beautiful with them. It’s nice to see you here, Paula…thank you for visiting and commenting. 🙂

      September 2, 2013 at 8:06 am

  13. They sure are beautiful!

    September 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    • Yes, they are, Terry!

      September 2, 2013 at 8:07 am

  14. What a beautiful flower, Scott.

    September 2, 2013 at 11:40 am

  15. I somehow missed this one! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a white aquilegia before – how pretty! It looks a bit like an anemone. I can see why you love it.

    June 8, 2014 at 6:57 am

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