cairistiona7 (cairistiona7) wrote in photo_scavenger,


I really like blue, so I couldn't contain myself to one photo...

Blue wildflowers, called day-flowers (commelina erecta), growing at the edge of our woods:

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They're called day-flowers because the blooms last just one day. By mid-morning they're already starting to wilt. There's a lovely verse to go with it:

'Tis moonlight in my garden; like some fair babe at rest,
The day-flower folds its silky wing upon its
pulseless breast;
Nor is it vain philosophy to think that plants may keep
A holiday of airy dreams beneath their graceful sleep.

From "My Garden" by Caroline Gilman

This wildflower is always special to me because my mother let a big clump of them grow at the base of our big propane gas tank in the backyard of the house where I grew up. They're "weeds", really, but they're such a pretty blue that she couldn't bring herself to pull them out. For several years, I've been keeping an eye on a few small ones that had sprung up along our woods. They'd never made much progress until this year, where they've finally grown into a huge clump. That they're growing along the way to the spot where we scattered Mom's ashes this spring makes this a very special blue flower indeed.

And inside the house (and laden with far less emotional significance), I have a lot of blue & white.

In the kitchen:

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On the dining room wall:

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In the corner of the dining room:

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And on the sideboard/buffet:

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