Columbines,
and other wildflowers between Ypsi and Chelsea

This was another ride with the AABTS, but my spouse decided to go on ahead and let follow more slowly on the way home, which gave me the opportunity to stop and take a lot of flower photographs—about 150 or so. I felt these were among the best.

 
 

This is the species coloration, at any rate—well, according to an excellent site about Connecticut wildflowers, Wild Red Columbine, Aquilegia canadensis, is a native member of the buttercup family and prefers rocky woods and slopes, which was certainly the case here, as the railroad tracks were anywhere from 3 to 10 feet above the road.