There are two types of columbine (aquilegia) in my garden. They have absolutely different personalities.
It is curious and peeks here and there.
It loves to show itself and asks for compliments.
The other columbine is dark purple and looks almost black from a distance.
It is philosophical and shy.
It appears to be sad.
It turns away its face.
But, I might be wrong. Maybe, everything is simple. The first one is happy because it grows in front of the house in a very prominent place. And, maybe the second one is sad because its place is behind the house, far from the crowds of admirers.
***Copyright 2011 TatyanaS