Unless my memory is tainted, your photos have increased in quality since you started them.
you sayin' my early phlower photos sucked!? but yes i think i have done better with practice and thanks for sayin' so and thanks to you & cedars for puttin' me onto what makes for an increase in quality in a wildflower photo. say stamen!
Did you ever get an ID for the purple/blue flower in the wildflower group?
I gave it a good lookin at, but I don't even know where to start with that one. My guess is that it's an exotic that somehow found a home on that patch of dirt.
yes; michaelangelica pegged the genus if i remember, & i verified the species through the ususal sources. checking now with the Burke source for here in washington, i see it is listed as introduced in 1 county that is a couple counties north of moi and originates in eurasia.
Nigella damascena - WTU Herbarium Image Collection
additional source: Nigella damascena
here's the photo of the specimen i spotted:
love-in-a-mist - Nigella damascena
clark county washington - introduced