The common is what powers our whole ecology.
It’s easy to overlook the speedwells.
Small, commonplace and low to the ground as they are.
Yet this humble carriage belies a flower of rare and surreal beauty.
Oh that deep cerulean blue, so beloved of Renaissance painters, reminds one of the mantle of a long forgotten Madonna.
Now they move gently on Western breezes, floral sirens luring the bees toward a secret tryste of love.
Photo: Speedwells at Saladaviciosa. Courtesy of the author.