|Aquilegia x hybrida – hybrid columbine PHOTO: © Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Willius|
Like tiny, luminous squids, columbine buds jet through swirling seas of deep green. Catching sight of me, the shy ones demur, blushing pink on palest pistachio green.
An impetuous few turn to face me, then pop open—hoping, I presume, that I am a large, poorly-dressed bee.
I am not, but am drawn nonetheless, to those stunning, bleached-tip amethyst stars; those nestling fans of milk white, cupped to capture dewdrops; those fountains of delicious, lemon-yellow stamens.
Is it possible to be seduced like this, only to be blown away?