Forget-me-nots are my favorite flowers. Here’s why:

The whole bundle is smaller than a dime, and are the most fabulous shade of pale indigo.

My absolute favorites are alpine forget-me-nots: clusters of tiny, purple perfecion huddling against icy blasts of wind, high up on the tundra at 10,000+ feet. They’re delicate but super hardy, a lacework of loveliness in one of the world’s harshest environments. I find them miraculous.

As a testament to my fondness for those perfect little blooms, I named my wonderful old golden retriever after them. His “ordinary dog” name was Ibsen, but his fancy-breeding name was “Krystal Glen’s Alpine Forget-Me-Not.” He was a beauty, too. And of course, terribly strong. Also: entirely unforgettable.

Ibsen proudly retrieves a tree

Related post: My other favorite flower

2 thoughts on “Forget-Me-Nots

  1. I love it that you named your dog after a flower! My cat, Lucy, is named after characters in books written by both Louisa May Alcott and Jane Austen, two of my favorite authors. I wish I could insert a photo of her–she is a beautiful “ragdoll” cat we adopted from the pound. She is very loving and sweet. I also love your profile with your many descriptive “titles.” I think I’ll borrow your idea and add to mine.

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