When I looked back on my site to see if I had posted other photographs of aquilegia, columbine or Granny’s bonnet, I found that I had, back in 2014. That flower looked so different from this one that I was amazed. Back then when I photographed them, we had dainty pink and white ones, not these strong more than double, almost spikey deep purple blooms. It seems that those delicate, rather pretty things did not survive and all that we have left are these, which I presume are much hardier. They even look strong, a little dirty and almost aggressive, if a flower could be described in that way and make quite a contrast from the gentle ones I have featured lately. It makes a change of colour, at least! I hope you have a lovely day today, my friends. It’s time for another (virtual) hug. A Flower a Day #274  (NB while I make every effort to identify the flowers I post, I make no guarantee that the name is correct. It’s about the photograph, not the name.:-) )

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7 Responses

  1. Not what one normally thinks of when “columbine” is mentioned but apparently this is a Blue Barlow Columbine, perfectly within its rights to the name. A deep rich colour, and sporting a fuller mane of petals than its more delicate cousins, it is every bit as lovely whether in a vase or in the garden. They do, also, seem to have a more forward stance, less demure, than their cousins…so I will think of them as being the family tomboys rather than the girly-girly types. But then there are many and varied types of columbine. This is but one branch of the family. Thank you, Ellie, for expanding this family tree.

    1. Thanks for finding out that variety for us, Janet. I didn’t know it. Yes, that’s a good description, the tomboys of the family. And with their spiky manes even a little punk, maybe? They surely bring variety to my garden. 🙂

  2. Love that deep purple of these spikey blooms as well as the dreamy background, lovely photo Ellie 🙂
    Have a good start to the week ahead!

    1. Thank you so much for the visit, Eleftheria. And I’m so glad you like today’s offering. You have a good start to your week too!

  3. Another amazing flower Ellie. And it does look so different from most of the Columbine I have seen love the deep color and the texture when you zoom in. Thanks again for sharing and hugs back to you and Steve.

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