Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Deep Purple Dreams

"When the deep purple falls
Over sleepy garden walls

And the stars begins to flicker in the sky

Through the mist of a memory
You wander back to me

Breathing my name with a sigh."
(From the song Deep Purple, by Parish Mitchell)

This deep purple Columbine (Aquilegia)
planted itself in my front garden several years ago.

It has grown huge and when in full bloom,
blocks the pathway to our front door.

Although it is inconvenient and out of place,
I wouldn't even think of moving it.

Bloom where you're planted,
Or in this case,
Where you plant yourself :)


  1. The habit of planting themselves in the most unlikely spots is an endearing habit of columbines! I love the way you illustrate the tiny worlds that we gardeners admire so. We are lucky as we still have this child like wonder and I pity poor non gardeners who don't seem to notice.

  2. Beautiful pictures of Columbine, so sharp and with lots of details.
    The color is great.

    I hope again what to do, after next week.
    Give now occasionally some comments, but I am far from fit, I've got bronchitis.
    Thanks for the kind words, that I'm sick.
    Regards, Irma

  3. wat een heerlijke serie wat een kleuren het vspat er van af,geweldig.

  4. These are gorgeous! I'd say..."Sweet Dreams are Made of These!" :)

  5. I love Columbine--I've never seen a flower that color before. It's breathtaking.

  6. I wouldn't move it either, Rosemary, what a beautiful Aquilegia. They really are one of my favourite flowers.

  7. Beautiful shots! The colors are perfect.

  8. I love the song, and your images more than do it justice. I can see those pictures as part of a beautiful video.

  9. I have the same situation with a native columbine that is growing between two pavers in the path into the back garden.

  10. Beautiful flowers, they looks like a fairy.....Greetings from germany.....Dani

  11. I love it when beautiful plants sow and grow without our help - such a beautiful blessing. Gorgeous photos!

  12. Really beautiful macros Rosemary.
    I love macro and these pictures are really wonderful to see!

  13. Lovely color, text and photos of this Aquilegia, another favorite of mine. I love how it sows itself here and there choosing the exact place it loves to grow in.

  14. Czasami kwiaty wysiewają się nie tam gdzie chcielibyśmy, ale można im na to pozwolić, bo są śliczne. Pozdrawiam.
    Sometimes flowers wysiewają is not where we would like, but you can let them do it because they are beautiful. Yours.

  15. Rosemary,
    I love columbines but hadn't some of this wonderful color. I say 'had' because they died when I decided to move them closer to the pond. Then I've read that columbines have long deep in depth roots and I perhaps damaged them.
    Happy hardening!

  16. TU es bien une artiste et j'adore ces photos et ces superbes fleurs aussi

  17. I can't get enough of Columbines either. Such fairy like flowers, absolutely love them.


  18. Gorgeous flowers, Rosemary! A beautiful and soothing post. Thank you so much for sharing.

  19. Wonder photos. I am glad to visit
    This full color space. hug


Thank you so much for your kind words :)


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