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Thursday, June 25, 2015

My Splendid Columbine

I'm reading My Splendid Concubine by Lloyd Lofthouse, an historical fiction based on Irishman Robert Hart's life in China during the mid 1800's as an interpreter and later as Inspector General for the Imperial Maritimes Customs.

Always on the ready for puns or "play on words"...  I just couldn't resist...
My Splendid Columbine
This beautiful flower was blooming on the Don Lima Trail.  It happens to be the only one I've ever seen on this refuge.  I have no idea how it got there, or even if there are others anywhere around.   I did ask the State Ecologist if this is a native plant...  it is.  Where I lived in Ohio we have a red columbine...  it has yellow center and the State flower of Colorado is the Blue Columbine, but this is the first time I've ever seen this beautiful pink flower.  It is, indeed, splendid!

That's All For Today!

10 comments:

  1. My columbine while not "native"--it is native to Montana but I planted these in the flower beds--is indeed splendid this year. The plants are drooping with blossoms!

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  2. The columbine is my favorite wildflower. I always enjoy seeing them.

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  3. Don't know much about concubines, though... ;)

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  4. That is an unusual columbine; at least for this Ohio girl. Mine reseeded and bloomed again this year.

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  5. It was there just to make your day more pleasant.

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  6. The book title is catchy, hope it lives up to it:)

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  7. Ha ha, you're good at the puns.

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  8. And now here I sit singing "My Splendid Columbine... sweet comic columbine... " Oh wait. Never mind!

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  9. I love Columbine, our garden ones that reseed are nowhere near as beautiful as those though.

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