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Minutiae. April 19, 2010

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, macro photos.
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Some little things which had the poor judgment to cross my path today.

Common club moss, here topped with its Spring fertile hats and drenched with morning dew:

Pussy Toes, along the road:

That’s a quarter inch of pristine complexity.

A clump of violets, the local wild kind:

Early saxifrage, clinging to a roadcut on the drive home.

And a little red Columbine, considering whether or not to unfurl its crown at this early date:

Things have popped early this year, and risk being taken down by a cold snap.

Meanwhile, I’m happy to share them with you.

Ruby Tuesday – Columbines! May 5, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in macro photos, Ruby Tuesday!.
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While the storied Rocky Mountain Columbine is the Colorado State Flower, I maintain that it has nothing over our local Eastern Red Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis:

red columbine

…captured here growing with Early Saxifrage, Saxifraga virginiensis.

The columbine blossom is described as a “horned trumpet:”

columbine close-up

…and is, in my humble opinion, worth standing on the very top of a sixteen foot extension ladder set up on the roof of my car and leaned against a crumbling, dripping road-cut to get the close-up.

Of course, that’s just my humble opinion.

You’re welcome!


Thanks to Mary over at Work of the Poet for this lovely ruby meme!