The Columbine is the official Colorado State Flower and I decided to have a little fun with the images.
Just to let you know, the Rocky Mountain Columbine has three colors: blue, white, and yellow. The blue represents the sky, the white symbolizes the snow, and the yellow references the gold that was heavily mined in 19th Century Colorado.
In 1820, Edwin James first wrote about the flower on his travels to Pikes Peak and by 1899 the Columbine became the official state flower. It became endangered and in 1925, it became protected by the state government. It's now illegal to uproot the flower on any public lands. The Colorado State Song is inspired from the flower with the name "Where the Columbines Grow."
As you can see from the video, I took the image above and made several cool effects with it. I did that by going to two sites: BeFunky and Photofunia. There are also 6 other sites that you can go to and make cool photo effects.
A Photo Collage That You Can Easily Make
I decided to take all of the images and make a simple collage with Picasa. If you want to learn how to do that, check out my "Photo Collage Maker" tutorial here. In less than a minute, you'll be able to do amazing collages with your photos.
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