Friday, May 10, 2013

Columbine Delights

Although, I have several flowers blooming around my garden
I decided to only feature one this week...
My Columbine.

I have had two columbines for about 3 seasons now, one pink and one purple,
but the purple one continues to act like a shrinking violet
slowly fading away each year
the pink one thrives and never disappoints.

Because of their unusual petals,
imaginary shapes tend to pop up out of nowhere and surprise me.

Do you see the funky lizard climbing up the stem?
 I didn't even realize there was a real critter on that petal when I was shooting.
I believe someone forgot their jester's hat

I don't think anyone can miss the heart resting quietly in the background

come share your own garden delights this week at

just click the pic!


  1. JIll, your photo art is breathtaking!!!

  2. beautiful shots, in particular that second one! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. So delicate - the blue columbine is CO's state flower. I grow several colors in my garden. Your photos are gorgeous.

  4. Gorgeous! I love when little critters show up in the photo and surprise me. Such a delight! I love your edits on these. :)

  5. Coming back to say that Feedly hasn't given me syncing issues, but I don't feel I'm getting all the feeds as I should. Either Feedly has a problem, or my blogging friends are all taking a break at the same time. Seriously, the number of posts each day are in the 20s and it used to be in the 40s and 50s. Really don't know what to do about it.

  6. Lovely photos, Jill. You are the second person that has mentioned Feedly. I never heard of it...will have to check it out.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. these are beautiful, mine are just about to come out in my garden

  8. These are beautiful, Jill! Not on Feedly, sorry I can't help!

  9. Been a busy week here in my little world.. I wanted to join in the garden party so I am taking some time here to down load my capture just one flower today (a wild flower since that's all I have right now around - hope that's all right it being out in the forest and hills).. this garden party will be tons of fun - I'll be joining the party!! Oh my goodness -- Beautiful photo editing and shot.. love the first one -- it's my favorite today not just because of the fun surprise which is amazing capture in it's self but the flower and color is eye catching..totally wow wee..

  10. this beauty makes my heart rest:)
    thanks for sharing the magic,

  11. So beautiful, my purple ones do the same thing.

  12. Your photography is so lovely and creative. I love those soft pastel colors =)

  13. note,
    Jill, no one has to be perfect until i am, and that's not gona happen!
    I've been there n done that =)
    Have a great day

  14. Suc beautiful images and awesome processing. Nature gives us surprises every day!

  15. So beautiful! And love your processing!

  16. Always a pleasure to visit and especially today with the lovely columbines!!

  17. Gorgeous, Jill. I love the first one with its imaginary and real visitors.

  18. What gorgeous textures and shots! Dreamy.

  19. Hi Jill Just discovered your site and am thrilled with the beauty that you have captured and then how you made the shots into wonderful looking water colours. I am just learning (like yesterday) how to make changes to the flower photos to make them interesting and different although in reality I love nature as it is. You might like to see my first attempts at Margaret

  20. I have been away too long so I just spent a good half hour enjoying your photos. I love theses columbine photos (that little bug in the top one is awesome!) and great shots of the bird bath! Lovely!


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