This is one of my happiest finds for World Wild Aspen day! (Yes, it’s that time again for our A Flower a Day project.) I had had a discussion with a viewer who asked me if we had any dark blue ones in our area, but up to that point I had never seen any. Shortly after that exchange, on my regular walk, not even anywhere particularly exotic, but on the opposite side of the road to my usual, I spotted this single clump of dark blue asters. My search brought up several names for it including Alpine Aster and Aspen Daisy which were both new to me. The Michaelmas Daisy name was familiar, but I love the new, more exotic ones which conjure up images of Colorado (Aspen) and Switzerland (Alpine), at a time when the only travelling I can do is in my head! Let your imagination take you where you will today – Europe or wherever you like with these lovely blue blooms. I hope they divert you enough to briefly banish any cares you may have today, my friends.
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A gallery of flowers shared on a daily basis to cheer myself and hopefully you, the viewer too, during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic period.
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