Columbine Time (Aquilegia canadensis)

Aquilegia canadensis

Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

When the spring columbines began popping up and blossoming in our backyard, we know it’s time to keep our eyes open for the arrival of the hummingbirds.  Sure enough, after several days of gorgeous blooms, we have now spotted at least two Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds hanging around.  We haven’t put the feeders out yet, figuring that they might as well slurp up the natural bounty first, but we will relent soon.  Ah, spring….

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4 Responses to Columbine Time (Aquilegia canadensis)

  1. paula diaz aka gardenerd says:

    so jealous! I have columbine everywhere- and honeysuckle vine- and still no hummer sightings 🙁 lovely pic – they are so difficult to capture their amazingly delicate structures. thanks for sharing!

    • Randy Tindall says:

      Thanks, Paula. I haven’t actually witnessed a hummingbird feeding from a columbine so far this year, but I’ve seen them in other years. I think the feeders in our neighbors’ yard keeps them satisfied and they just hang out here for the peace and quiet.

  2. Dawn says:

    Another stunning photograph. I love your studies of foliage. Columbine is one of my favorites, I will need to add it to my new back yard. As always, thank you.

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