By Scott Shephard
Unfortunately, when some of us hear the word "Columbine," we think of the school shooting that happened in Colorado in April, 2009. And I'm sorry to bring that up . . . .
But if you want to think of something brighter, think "delicate flower" and think of this picture. The name columbine comes from the Latin word for dove, a bird which produces a soothing sound and which is the symbol of peace. I like that. Further, if you didn't know it, the columbine flower is the state flower of Colorado.
Canon D60 1/40s f/5.6 ISO200 120mm (35mm eq:192mm)