Saturday, October 08, 2011

Black and White Coneflower

Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'
(ek-in-AY-shee-a) (pur-PUR-ee-uh)

Another black and white flower for today. This is a strong growing Coneflower with big deeply colored flowers. It seems to be a little more sturdy than some of the others.

My Coneflowers at the Estate have gotten decimated the last two winters. They have almost completely disappeared. I guess a new stock of plants is required to beef up the population. Not only did the cultivars vanish but all the seedlings did too. Very depressing.

On a lighter note some old friends and I have started a band. I have become the de facto musical director. It is a nice position as I can sneak in a lot of songs that I have wanted to perform for years. It is an interesting group and a lot of fun so far.

Since we have a female singer here are a couple of songs that are on the list. The first one is someone I consider an American Treasure. Sometimes beauty and talent collide in a way that is extraordinary. Sheryl impress me with her songwriting, singing, guitar and bass playing and style. She has sold 35 million albums worldwide and been through a lot in her personal life. Her she is singing a Cat Stevens song (sorry about the ad, you can skip it with the button):

Here is another pretty and talented American singer. I have always wanted to play this song:


SandyCarlson said...

I like your taste in flowers and music! All amazing.

Where will the band be performing, director?

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Ha, ha Sandy :)

Its going to be a little while but we will be playing locally. I will let you know.