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Geometry in blue

June 27, 2016 Leave a comment
A single bloom of cupid's dart

A single bloom of cupid’s dart

The flower is not fully open – the centre ring is folded over the stamens.

It’s also sprinkled with drops of rain from a brief shower.

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Large blue alkanet

August 4, 2013 Leave a comment
A single flower of the Large Blue Alkanet

A single flower of the Large Blue Alkanet

The blue of these flowers is one of the most beautiful colours in the natural world.

They’re like the bluest of eyes.

They’re the colour of the sky at its deepest, in the very apex of the firmament.

At dusk they shine out – presumably something to do with ultra-violet light.

‘Large blue alkanet’ isn’t a description – it’s a name. Somehow I think it ought to be called something much more special.

Slushy flower names

June 10, 2012 2 comments

A cupid’s dart and 3 love-in-a-mist

The flower in the foreground is called a Cupid’s Dart and there’s a little clump of them.

We’ve had a lot of cloudy weather recently so I’ve had to stalk it (no pun intended) to find it open.

The three flowers in the background are Love-in-a-Mist.

Altogether this is a very blue and amorous bit of the garden.