This posting says, "thank you Ava." She leaves kindly comments expressing her appreciation for my flower photographs. The fact that Ava works in the flower business means a lot and encourages me to reach deeper and more often into the botanical archive. Bless you, my Dear.
This lovely specimen is Miami Mist (Phacelia purshii) one of two Phacelias with fringed petals. It blooms in mid Spring and prefers moist woods in Tennessee and Kentucky. I've seen it on one day only; however, that special day it appeared in numerous locations in Jackson County. At one spot by the Roaring River it formed a display that looked like lavender-tinged snow.
© d080423-031 Miami Mist
Jackson County, Tennessee
Wednesday 23 April 2008