Birding has definitely dominated both my photography and my blog in recent years, but I started shooting flowers long before I started taking pictures of birds. One of the reasons Theler Wetlands is a favorite that I’ve always been able to indulge both of those.

There are a lot of wildflowers at Theler, but my favorite has to be the small, delicate red Columbine which have just started to bloom.


I’ve begun and ended my last three trips to Theler by trying to capture the perfect Columbine picture.


Since they seem to thrive on the edges of the woods, it can be challenging trying to capture them in the subdued light.


It’s a challenge I thoroughly enjoy.

2 thoughts on “Columbine”

  1. I’m just happy to see a post headlined “Columbine” that has to do with…flowers. It’s strange and unsettling how a word can get hijacked by history. Perhaps, in due time, images strictly of beauty will once again win out with this word. I think you make a contribution to that by doing exactly as you have done here.

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