Saturday, October 08, 2011
Black and White Coneflower
Eastern Purple Coneflower
Echinacea purpurea 'Merlot'
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: