On my evening trip up to Yankee Boy Basin a week ago (here), I was amazed to see a columbine. It was a loner—and early, given that the best time for columbines is usually late July. But there it was, so I got out the camera. And when I began to look around, I found out the columbine was not alone!
The columbine is, of course, the state’s official flower, but that doesn’t stop others from coming along. First, I’ll show you some close-ups, and then at the very bottom, a larger image with a rainbow medley. And if you know the names for these blooms, please comment to this post and let me know! I’m not a botanist, but Mom loves wildflowers. Help me name them for her!