Wearing the green

Posted by
karla (Omaha, United States) on 17 March 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Obviously this is not a shamrock, but it is green. It is a leaf of Aquilegia canadensis, red columbine (blossoms are red and yellow), that grows wild in my garden. By wild, I mean that it showed up on its own and reseeds prolifically, so it pops up in interesting places without any help from me. This image was taken as slanting rays of the rising sun lit the dewdrops. Columbine are hardy perennials, with tap roots that allow survival during dry conditions. They also like partial shade, which might be problematic this year--last year we had a large tree removed and the garden and I are adjusting to increased light levels.

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marci from in, Morocco

happy st. patty's to you!

17 Mar 2011 11:39am

@marci: Thanks, Marci!

ming from new york, United States

Happy St. Patrick's Day. nice shot.

17 Mar 2011 1:37pm

@ming: Thank you, Ming! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Glorious Green . . perfect for the Day !

17 Mar 2011 6:19pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks, Ronnie! :)

Arnd from Basel, Switzerland

Beautifully green tones in the early light. The color errors in the dewdrops have turned this botanical depiction into a piece of art.

17 Mar 2011 9:32pm

@Arnd: Thanks for this comment, Arnd. The refracted light that morning made the image rather magical. The memory of the moment is still with me, especially since my neighborhood does not experience much fog/mist that settles as dew on plants.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

for sure

17 Mar 2011 10:38pm

@john4jack: :)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful light, love the tiny water drop.. superb.

21 Mar 2011 8:36am

@Sarito: Thanks, Sarito! It was such a good "find" that morning. Made my day.