Bloom Day – for Luke

This November 15th 2010 is a dark and sad day.  Not only is the sky full of charcoal gray clouds, and the rain is falling sideways thanks to the cold wind – but it is also a day that an amazing young man has lost his fight with cancer.  My dear friend of over 25 years lost her husband this morning and my heart is filled with love and sadness for her, their family and all of their friends.  I have been without words for days, so these pictures are for Luke who appreciated the rain and plants.

Borago officinalis - Borage

Tropaeolum - Nasturtium

Hydragnea quercifolia - Oakleaf Hydrangea

Verbena 'Homestead Purple'

Aster frikartii 'Monch'

Achilleas - Yarrow (self seeded)

Ceratostigma plumbaginoides - Blue Plumbago - Leadwort

Viola - Blue Violet