One of the many benefits of living in the middle of the woods is the variety of flowers that just pop up in various places. It’s not like with a garden when you know that you planted pansies along the border and you have Salvia in the back. When you live in the woods everything is a surprise. One of favorite things to do in the spring is go out and look for columbines. They are so delicate and intriguing. At the tip of each section is a little bulb. I remember years ago my husband’s Aunt showed me that if you put that tip in your mouth that you could taste a tiny bit of honey – somewhat like a honeysuckle. I don’t know that I really think it tastes like that but it doesn’t stop me from always trying. This photo is actually from a columbine plant that a friend gave me. The wild columbine’s in my woods are orange but this one is suce a beautiful shad of pink. I thought it was lovely.