"Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them."
- A.A. Milne
" i thank heaven somebody's crazy, enough to give me a daisy"
"Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't the time, and to see takes time. - like to have a friend takes time."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
The Song of the Columbine Flower
by Cicely Mary Baker
Who shall the chosen fairy be for the letter C?
There's Candytuft, and Cornflower blue,
Campanula and Crocus too,
Chrysanthemum so bold and fine,
And the pretty dancing Columbine.
Yes, the Columbine! The choice is she;
And with her, see
An elfin piper, piping sweet
A little tune for those light feet
That dance among the leaves and flowers
In someone's garden
(is is ours?)
I'm joining Vee, at the blog A Haven for Vee, for her August Note Card Party. Each month Vee asks bloggers to chose four photos from all the photos we've published on our blogs in the past, that we thought would make beautiful or interesting notes cards. I knew I had taken many Colorado wildflower photos this summer and wanted to share a few that have been part of past post's photo collages. I think any of them would make a nice note card, and I tried to select quotes that could be written on the inside.
My favorite photo is the last photo of the "dancing" yellow Columbine flowers I found in Breckenridge, Colorado. (Click on the link to read that blog post) There are over 70 varieties of the Columbine flower, and they come in many color and bi-color combinations. Did you know that the blue and white variety of the Rocky Mountain Columbine is the state flower of Colorado? The official state song of Colorado is "Where the Columbines Grow." Click on the link to listen to the song and read the lyrics.
Thanks, Vee! I always enjoy all the wonderful photos that you and your participants chose each month. Click here to see all the August Note Card Party links.