Sunday, 17 May 2009

Today's flowers - Akelei



Akelei, Columbine, Aquilegia, from my mother's garden
are my today's flowers for you!


And they are my absolute favourites among spring flowers!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquilegia

Enjoy more flowers all around the globe at

http://flowersfromtoday.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

Arija said...

Maria, I love the oldfashioned Columbines. I have both pink and purple in my mountain garden, they have been seeding themselves there and surviving since the 1850s!

Deb said...

Maria,

Very pretty...love the new header

Elizabeth said...

Yes, we call them columbine and there are so many splendid varieties.
Yesterday I saw quite an unusual red and yellow one.

Arija said...

Maria, I meant old fashioned as distinct from the present cultivars which have lost som of the charm of these 'Grandma's bonnets'.

VALKYRIEN said...

So beautiful! I have been a bit confused about the name of this flower! Some are garden flowers - others grow wild! But you use a name I am used to in Norway! And they are so pretty!

Great new header!

Island Style said...

I can certainly see why..wow, so wild, free and pretty!

My computer started to slow down and I must of still been in another page (with my jungle sounds going)along with someone elses too..then I heard John Mayall!! How fun..Ha..Cheers to you..Today's Flowers and John Mayall!!

ayamlin said...

Hello Maria!
I'm sorry I haven't come here recently.
beautiful flowers soothe me:)

Naturegirl said...

Maria I also love the Columbines..your pink and purples are stunning..my colors!

Day4plus said...

I love the Columbine too. I have several and they always come back. I try to sprinkle the seeds around.
Nice shots. MB

Wienermädel + Co said...

Eine wunderschöne Blume, bei uns wächst sie wild, ist aber noch nicht erblüht heuer - liebe Grüße

Tulip said...

what a beautiful color of the flowers.

Regina said...

So pretty. Like the pink ones.
Good shots!

Tricia said...

I can see why they're your favorite - Very pretty flowers & great shots of them too!

Denise said...

Gorgeous flowers Maria, your photos are superb. Thank you very much for sharing them.

♥ Denise BC ♥ said...

Very beautiful and delicate,love.
Hugs

Judy said...

They are gorgeous flowers!! I love the little spider web in the last shot!!

Linda said...

Beautiful - love the purplish blue shades. They're also known as 'granny's bonnets' in the UK.