Wednesday, March 13, 2019

The Geek Squad: 2.

Illuminated in a rare (this winter) ray of sunlight, this pretty Pacific hound's tongue (Cynoglossum grande) adds a very noticeable and welcome pop of colour to all the greenery that currently is soggy-California.  A member of the borage family, I had first spotted this particular wildflower a year ago, but was too busy, distracted, preoccupied, dog-tired (pick one) to take the time to identify it.  As with the shooting stars, this wildflower was identified for me by the Marketing Queen.  Thank you MQ!  I just love any blue flower.
Seeing as I was out and about with my camera, photographing the aforementioned shooting stars, I thought I'd get a quick snap of the hound's tongue too.  Geek's do stuff like that.

4 comments:

Thud said...

s'nice!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

First time in ten years California is without drought.
Loving your geekiness!

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

Oh, don't tell the doomsayers.

Vinogirl said...

Thud: It is a nice wildflower...from a distance they remind me of bluebells :)

NHW: California is about 130% of normal. Which, funnily enough, is not normal. After all this rain, I'd better be rewarded with a fantastic array of wildflowers this spring.