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.


Thud said...


New Hampshire Wineman said...

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

New Hampshire Wineman 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.