About a week ago, Diana and I went to the North Shore of Lake Superior for a few days. I spent most of one day driving up the Gunflint Trail and exploring the Lima Mountain Road. There were many blooming wildflowers, including this Wild Columbine. The morning rain left drops of water on the stem and petals. This is surely one of our most beautiful wildflowers. Nectar produced by the Columbine is stored deep inside the five tubes of the flower. Most bees and other pollinating insects can’t reach it, but Hummingbirds, with their long tongues, have no problem getting to it.