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"Never place a period where God has placed a comma." Gracie Allen
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” –e.e. cummings

Don't let the noise of the world keep you from hearing the voice of the Lord.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Today's Flowers

When I went to my mom's yesterday, her garden was full of columbines. Aquilegia (Columbine; from Latin columba "dove")
She has pure white ones.
Our state flower, blue and white.
Some with yellow and lavender.
And this last one has the colors that I remember from years ago. It used to be the only variety we had on the north side of the house and was there when my grandma moved to town.
Today's Flowers is a great site to visit and I'm linking there so you will be able to visit around the world.
I am also going to try another link today. The Tablescaper, from Long Island, New York, is having Summer Sundays and nothing says summer to me except flowers and being able to spend more time at my mom's helping her do things around the yard and house! These flowers were all from yesterday's visit.

Thanks to both blogs for a day to enjoy God's great beauty in my world. May His love, peace, and grace be with you during the coming week.

13 comments:

Pat said...

Just gorgeous! Columbines are so delicate and ballet-dancer-like. I didn't realize they came in so many different color combinations.

The Tablescaper said...

Thanks so much for coming and being a party!

Your Mom has such an outstanding collection of Columbine. I love all of the variation of color. It's an amazing flower that has so many different shapes incorporated in it's blossoms.

Hope you'll join us again next week!

- The Tablescaper

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very nice, I love the contrast in those colors. Beautiful photos

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous Columbines, I did not know they came in so many colors.

EG Wow said...

Very pretty columbines. Great minds: I posted a wild variety.

Lori E said...

I have a pretty double columbine that is almost black. They are all so pretty.

Dianne said...

beautiful flowers
it must be wonderful to share caring for these beauties with your Mom :)

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

Very pretty! Mine are all done blooming, they are such lovely little flowers.

Al said...

I love the columbine, it is such a beautiful and delicate flower. Great captures.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Beautiful flowers, Marilyn! I love the creation the Lord made for us to enjoy. Have a beautiful day, dear friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Denise said...

Your Mum's columbines are marvelous and so are your photos. I have a friend who has them in her garden and I think I will ask her if I could take my camera along one day. Thanks for sharing these beautiful flowers with us at Today's Flowers. Have a great week.

Jacqueline said...

I connected with you from the Tablescaper. I agree, flowers are one of the most wonderful creations in this wonderful earth. My husband loves columbines since he hails from Colorado. We have some. My mother always had some. Isn't it interesting how we love the flowers our mothers had! Thanks for sharing.

Darla Birchall-Nofziger said...

I found your site on accident while trying to identify a couple of flowers - How beautiful your pictures are!

I'm a flower essence therapist and manufacturer so I also have a passion for flowers. Some of your pictures have inspired me to search out some new favorites. I've never seen columbines in that beautiful peachy coral color before. I just wanted to say I really love your site.

Dr. Darla Nofziger, ND
Blessed Flower Essences