Friday, 7 June 2013

Aquilegias ... or Columbines ... Flowering in My Garden

Afternoon again folks,

Especially for Sandra (Sarn) at Stamping For Pleasure because she asked so nicely :)



And, finally, my all time favourite, the Alpine Aquilegia.

All are in flower in my garden at the moment. There should be a fourth, a lime-leaved variety with a purple flower, but some bug/caterpillar/beastie has bitten the head off it :( Happily, there are some buds still on it so flowers will appear eventually, hopefully before I go on my jolly holidays - i.e. a week from now.

Edited Note: Annie, over at A Stitch In Time, has suggested that as my Columbines make me smile, and have also delighted Sarn too, that I ought to link them to her Friday Smiles. I'm very happy to do so ... hope they brighten your day as much as they do mine :)

Right, back to that list of things to do today.


15 comments:

Marie-Louise said...

Just gorgeous especially the blue/purple ones.

Di said...

Wow - fabulous!! Love the cushion covers too!

Hope you manage to link a third snippets card for this week as it gives you a bigger chance of the droplets stamp if you're really wanting to win.

But your 'to do' list sounds as huge as mine right now!

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Wahooo . . . aren't the Columbines GORGEOUS? I can see why the Alpine one is your fave . . . it's GLORIOUS.

Thank you for sharing them with us.

Wishing you happy hols Elizabeth.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Craftychris said...

These are beautiful! xx

Annie said...

Those are stunning....why not link them on my Friday smile post today so that they will make others smile too? :-)
Hugs,
Annie x
ps my ATC arrived this morning and I love it...thank you x

Angie said...

They are stunning ...what a shame the bug got the fourth one.xx

Suzanne said...

Lovely. I have planted many over the years but the only ones that see to stay are a dull pink variety! XX

Caro said...

Those are gorgeous, especially the alpine one! Thanks for the smile! Caro x (#8)

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth, Such gorgeous flowers. I would never be in the house when these are blooming, just sitting outside looking at them.
Thanks for sharing the beauty

Sandra H said...

Oh Elizabeth, They are stunning so nice that your sharing them with us xx

Lizzy said...

Love that you posted your flowers, it is really that time of year when we just love the lushness of nature.

Carol said...

They make me smile too, I just love Aquilegias. Great photos.
Have a lovely weekend.
Carol xx

scrappymo! said...

They are wonderful...Love the subtle colors of the first picture...but they are all wonderful of course.

Jackie said...

Beautiful photographs, I do love columbines. They would be so lovely on cards :o)
Jackie xx

Carmen said...

Beautiful flowers - what a naughty caterpillar to eat the other one.

Glad Annie got you to link up as that's where I'm visiting from and it did make me smile too so thank you :)