Sunday, May 29, 2016

My Mind Is Going, Going Gone...


This purple bush is just spectacular right now... I took the photo and stood there trying to remember the name of the bush. I thought Emperor... no not right... Emperor Cloak, no that is not it. I fretted for about 5 minutes until finally the name POPPED in my Brain...... Kings Mantle.... see what I mean about mind is going???      Emperor Cloak/Kings Mantle, close but no banana.....
CLICK HERE for photos from the past of this perfect purple flower.


17 comments:

Mildred said...

It's a beauty! I don't think I've seen this before. Is it about the same color as Mexican Petunia?

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a beauty, I love the purple blooms.
Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead!

From the Kitchen said...

It's certainly not a forget-me-not!! Sorry, just couldn't help myself!!

Best,
Bonnie

Denise inVA said...

It's lovely Sandra. Isn't it funny how something just pops into our head? And just as easily out of it :)

Gail said...

It is a beauty, past and present.

I agree with an old post...a Cardinal can drive you crazy!

Madi and Mom said...

MOL MOL MOL MS your brain only has storage space for Snapping not flowers
No matter the name it is gorgeous!
Hugs madi and mom

Cloudia said...

you have lots left judging by this post!

jandi said...

It is a lovely bush! I think your brain is actually incredible coming up with a term that means exactly the same!

Ginny Hartzler said...

I'm the same. They have discovered there is encroaching white matter in my brain. Seriously. But yours is normal. And you DID finally think of it, so that is great! I have always loved this bush, it is awesome!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

We have one too. Anything purple.
I think I like Emperor's Cloak much better for the name.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Either name would work.Whatever the name,the flowers are beautiful.

Dory and the Mama said...

I love the bright yellow flower centers!!

Jo said...

Oh wow, Sandra. those images are stunning. Purple is indeed a royal color; however I read an article by interior designer to the Zulu King: she said she wasn't permitted to use purple; I think the reason was it means death! There's also nothing that rhymes with the word purple. My mind has flown off at a tangent since I read your post. LOL. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

Ann said...

well at least you were close. When I forget a word and I'm trying to think of what it is I'm lucky if I can get the first letter

pattisjarrett said...

Very pretty. Your mind's been popping a lot lately. ;)

rebecca haegele said...

A lovely flower aptly named.

Rose said...

Oh, Sandra, my mind is just shot. Ever since I was a in high school and probably before, I could figure measurements quilt pieces needed to be cut, or else figure their measurement after being sewed together. No longer. Sometimes I actually have to sit down with graph paper and sketch it out.