Tuesday, June 20, 2017


This is the blossom of the Columbine flower, which I photographed in the Walled Garden at Old Westbury Gardens.  It may be that I like this flower for the strangest of reasons.  There are drawings of comets in the night sky that have been done down through history.  The drawings don't look exactly like this, but they feel like this photograph looks.  Anyhow, this is an amazing blossom, isn't it?  The reason I remember this flower's name is also weird.  "Columbine" was the name of Dwight Eisenhower's presidential aircraft, a Lockheed Constellation.   Wait, how did I just get from flowers to airplanes?


Anonymous said...

I love flowers, but will never look at Columbine flowers again without thinking of all of this. You are a wealth of information!

Anonymous said...

I thought the same thing as Joan. Always learning new things! betsey

Ken Spencer said...

Thank you both! I am glad I could add to your knowledge of the world! I am also so lucky to have two sisters who are such fans of the blog!