The State Flower of Colorado, the columbine can’t be over-praised. Delicate, pristine, cool and outstanding, the flower is truly noteworthy. Countless photos of columbines can be found all over the Internet. Yet, we dare to bring you a few of our own. This one is from a valley to the North of Nederland, Colorado, on the Peak to Peak Highway, one of America’s most scenic drives. This columbine grew in a secluded aspen grove, in deep shade and it showed – its petals were deformed a little, and it had almost no neighbors. It was the sole fighter in its little spot, and it made it, best it could, and it was perfect, in our eyes.
The deep green, yellow and white of the Columbine will be in harmony with any interior, except, perhaps, red in some cases. Even then we would take up the challenge to verify that it in fact does not fit in. As the image on our front page shows, the Columbine can work well with the Sun in the Wind, even though the two share little as far as their backgrounds and primary colors are concerned. This once again tells us that perception of beauty, different as it is for different people, still is not a precise science and experimenting may yield a surprising result.