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photoblog image Mountain Bluebells

Mountain Bluebells

or Tall Chiming Bells

(Mertensia ciliata)

Borage or Forget-Me-Not Family

(Boraginaceae)

 

The flower buds are pinkish to lavender, changing to blue when the flowers open. This color change alerts bees that flowers are ripe for pollination. 

 

 

Have a Super Happy Birthday, Astrid!!   XOX

 

 

photoblog image Colorado Trip 148 copy.jpg

Mountain Bluebells

or Tall Chiming Bells

(Mertensia ciliata)

Borage or Forget-Me-Not Family

(Boraginaceae)

 

The flower buds are pinkish to lavender, changing to blue when the flowers open. This color change alerts bees that flowers are ripe for pollination. 

 

 

Have a Super Happy Birthday, Astrid!!   XOX

 

 

photoblog image Colorado Trip 148 copy.jpg

comments (16)

Nice pics Ell', nicely presented also.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, very much, Frank!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 24 Aug 2018, 03:01
ever since i saw the first image of bluebells, i've thought they were the most delightful things

i've never seen them in person
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed they are, Sherri! We have many of them... several species on our mountain - including one named for our San Francisco Peaks... the Franciscan Bluebell. Of course - I've seen those in Scotland as well smile
  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 Aug 2018, 03:11
Jolie fleur, j'aime quand elle est en bouton.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Isn't that lovely! I'd like to have seen that one open up!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 Aug 2018, 06:27
Nice one Elizabeth, borage being one of the great bee plants
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chris! They are a wonderful plant!
Vraiment une fleur très belle ..Merci
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is, Claudine! Thank y ou!
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 Aug 2018, 07:10
A wonderful image. such lovely colours as they buds opens. Mountain bluebells sounds nicer than borage.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Alan... they are really beautiful!
Absolutely gorgeous, Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Ginnie!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 Aug 2018, 07:59
They are delightful Elizabeth.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: They sure are, Chad!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Aug 2018, 08:14
Pritty as a bloom can be!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree completely!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Aug 2018, 09:28
Bluebells will make great hats for Tinkerbell.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh what a wonderful thought!
Ain't nature wonderful!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Indeed she is!
These are delightful and the borage blue is evident. It nicely does not have the hairiness.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Mary! You're right!
Two really fine flower pictures once again. I'm really enjoying your presentation style with this series.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Brian - I'm much obliged!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Aug 2018, 14:00
Gorgeous! What delicate colouring in the flowers.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Anne! They are truly delicate beauties...
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Aug 2018, 16:34
Thank you so much, Elizabeth. What a wonderful flowers and colours, great close ups.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I hope you had a really wonderful day... an uneventful flight, but with nice views - and an evening of beer, good food and even better company!
I am enjoying this series very much E.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I'm so very happy for that!

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