Joy asked me over IM the other day if I could remember the name of a large blue flower she’d told me previously. I couldn’t even remember the conversation let alone the name, but we narrowed down what the flower looked like, one I was pretty sure I see a lot of when I ride my bike to work.
After some tricky Googling (“conical blue flower”, “purple flower golden gate bridge”, etc), I found the one she was looking for. Echium. So today I couldn’t help myself from stopping en route to take a few pictures.
Here’s a great closeup.