I checked back through the years since I came to Campbell River. Each year, at the end of May or the first week in June, I posted photos of columbines. An introduced species last year, the native red columbine every other year.
So, following the pattern, here are this year's red columbines:
|In a sunny spot on the edge of the forest, they look like a flight of butterflies.|
|Columbine, Aquilegia formosa, with buds.|
|This one reminds me of a jester's cap.|
And I have to include this photo, even though it's blurry, because it has a bee, and bees are in short supply this spring.
|He has his saddlebags full of pollen already.|