The columbines are starting to flower and they looks nice although the native varieties are not quite there yet. I have an appreciation for and an aversion to non-native plants. Last year I completely re-landscaped my entire front yard. It was a disjointed grouping of plants that was poorly planned by a number of different hands before I moved in. It was shady and provided decent privacy but it was a mess. So the old stairs were removed and new ones were poured. During that time I had the entire front yard removed and when the stairs were completed we added twenty thousand pounds of boulders and smaller rocks as our foundation. Then, with the help of a native only nursery, the whole thing was planned out and planted. Now it is a vibrant area visited by all kinds of wildlife that are attracted to the flora and to the water the boulders hold. So while I love non-native plants for their beauty I love native plants for the same reason and because they make my home attractive to all kinds of wildlife as well.
Fuji X-T1, Fujinon 60/f2.4R
60mm, f4, 1/200 sec @ 200 ISO