Saturday, July 11, 2009

Skywatch Friday

I am taking a lot of photos of the borage flowers just now. In medieval mythology, they were the exact colour of the Virgin Mary's cloak.

9 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

Lovely close up, and I never knew the mythology of this flower. (I like that turtle too!) Happy SWF.

Titania said...

So pretty against the blue of the sky. Borage is an intriguing plant. It looks very ornamental and it is edible the flowers and the leaves, which have a slight cucumber taste.
You photo is delightful, the glistening petals and small, silvery hairs on the plants is all visible. I can understand that you like to take pictures of this great herb.

Bronwynn said...

I like the look of the hairy parts. Very nice shot

Carletta said...

Excellent shot!
I don't know this flower. It certainly is lovely. If mythology is correct, the Virgin Mary was dressed beautifully - I'm sure she was. :)

SandyCarlson said...

Oh, so excellent!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Judy: Beautiful flower in the blue sky. - BTW The peonies are long gone.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Lovely shot. What an interesting little flower. Very pretty!

Karen said...

Great shot !!!

Such a pretty flower ... I love the blue of the petals..

Judy said...

I need to remind Bronwynn of the many times she has eaten borage flowers!!

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