Two weeks ago tomorrow, the first two blossoms on one of our Siberian bugloss (Brunnera macrophylla) appeared and I made this image. I had intended to post it before now, but things have been reeeeally busy.
Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous, practically windless day, and I took time off from other commitments and spent several hours outside with my camera, communing with a number of attractive subjects, as you will see, all in good time. Among these were the Brunnera again, which have produced hundreds of blossoms in the meantime.
By the way, they do come from eastern Siberia, and their name—as I have written before (here)—is interesting. It has nothing to do with bugs or loss, but rather comes from the Greek bous, a cow’s or bull’s head, and glossa, tongue—and it’s so named because the person who named it saw a resemblance in the plant’s leaves. The flowers are quite tiny, about a quarter-inch in diameter. We love seeing the Brunnera in bloom!