Here's another mystery shot for tonight, but for most gardeners, this should be a pretty easy one. It's actually a detail of a bud in a photo I took that I wasn't really very happy with, so I just cropped the part that I thought turned out well and liked the result very much. This is actually a pretty common flower that you'll find it in a lot of gardens around here. I'll be posting more of this variety soon, but I thought I'd post at least a "teaser" of things to come.
Tell me what images come to mind when you look at this up close ... to me it looks like some kind of sea creature reaching out with its tentacles to grab something ... while for Fernymoss it resembles four exotic birds grouped together having a very purple tête à tête. I'm sure it conjures up other things for other people, so if you feel like saying what it evokes for you, leave your thoughts in the comments!