Columbines! My favorite time of the year


I’ve been cultivating a columbine garden for many years now. By cultivating, I mean watching for when the seed pods ripen and shaking them inward to fill every nook and cranny of a large area I’ve surrounded with a river rock border. I started the garden by encouraging a few wildflowers to spread where they naturally grew, and then added some extra colors one year by trading an envelope of my wild seeds for the wild seeds from a friend’s yard.  I also carry a few of the seeds to my backyard garden ring each year, but the level of shade there lets less of them flourish.

As you can see, it creates a riot of color with many fascinating forms to discover. I’ll share several more of these images – some taken at night with the nearby porch light highlighting them, some in dry weather, some in morning light, some dewy with raindrops and even a couple spotlighted by the golden light of evening.

Stay tuned for more…


About sherijkennedyriverside

Left brain, right brain, I can't decide. After many years of successful visual arts pursuits, I'm working on my other creative inclinations. For the past 8 years, writing has been my second full time job, and it's worth every sleepless night. Sheri J. Kennedy grew up mostly a city-girl coasthopping from Seattle to rural Pennsylvania, Miami and back to Seattle. She currently resides on the banks of the Snoqualmie River in the scenic Cascade Mountains. Her heart has found its home.
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7 Responses to Columbines! My favorite time of the year

  1. dave walton says:


    Sent from mypad



  2. Mine are blooming now too, Sheri. So pretty.

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  3. Clare Pooley says:

    Columbines are so lovely!

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  4. bluebrightly says:

    I love them! And what a great way to increase the number and variety. Very pretty. 🙂

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