Alpine Columbine



Sierra Nevada Wildflowers

Aquilegia Pubescens

Had I as many hearts
     as the eternal heavens eyes
     and the peasant hills leaves
     in green May,

All would be full and overflowing with joy
    that has made me happy today.

I do not bear my heart within me,
     it remains with you together with my love.

Orfeo, Monteverdi and Striggio