When you get up early and stroll through the rain-soaked grass on a spring morning, you might get your shoes wet. In fact, expect to get your socks wet too. But then you can expect the unexpected, like stumbling upon a native columbine (Aquilegia formosa) blooming, nestled and tangled into the tall damp stalks of grass. Its bright red and contrasting yellow attract native pollinators, no doubt, and this is the view an approaching bee might see. Symmetry of sepal and petal draw the eye and the bee to the prized nectar of one, then the next flower; and pollination occurs. Smart plant.