I love this flower. I remember visiting the Texas Tech horticultural division in the fall of 2009 to take photos. Kathy and I were on our last lesson as beginning photographers. It was a great field trip. The gal over the whole place, Judith Wilmington, is now a friend. If I have flower questions, she is my go to.
This deep blue flower caught my eye. She said it was a brand new one and I couldn't wait to get one. This year, there it was, at the nursery!
Canon 100mm Macro
1/125 f/6.7 1250It amazes me how black the area is that 'holds' the flowers. I forget the name but it's a type of Salvia.
1/125 f/4.5 640
It grows right below the bird bath.
1/125 f/4.5 500
Edits is Lightroom.