I've been in pursuit of this small wildflower, as I walked with Music up and down the road. I have watched for its wakeful time, when its charming blue eye opens wide to the morning and shares its beauty. If I come too late with my camera, it is closed like a little fist...and easy to pass by.
I have caught her a few times, and I have clearer images than this. (I so love the tiny hairs on the buds...and the minute darker blue hairs surrounding the stamens.) But when it came to choosing one for FlowerFriday, it had to be this one because of the strange and wonderful vine that has rooted itself in the tree behind her.