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!