“Columbine, the Cardinal Bell of the Spring Ball”


Blooming in spring to early summer, Columbine gets its name from ‘columbinus’ meaning “like a dove.” It has been said to symbolize peace, and contrastingly also resembles a jester’s hat to symbolize the “fool.” Its small, bell-shaped buttercup-like flowers have five petals nestled within five long, backward-extending spurs. Petals are typically bi-colored and can be bright red, pink, lavender, blue, yellow, white, or a combination. Red and yellow are the most common colors in the upper Midwest region. The colors carry different meanings in different cultures. Growing 1-3 feet tall, Columbine is visited by pollinators with long mouthparts, like butterflies and some moths (hawk moths in particular), as well as hummingbirds.

Original mixed media on raw stretched canvas with maple float frame.

Photos taken in the golden evening light in the sunroom.

Available for viewing at the Jasper Hotel in downtown Fargo, ND

Framed Size: 32x42x2(inches)

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