As you might be able to tell from the file name of that JPG, I was all ready to tell you guys that this little purple-blue wildflower was a Bachelor’s Button (also apparently known as a “cornflower”).
THIS is a Bachelor’s Button. My image, at the top, is a Chicory flower.
If I’d actually read the first paragraph of that Wikipedia article (which says, right there, up front, “‘Cornflower’ is also erroneously used for chicory”), I could’ve figured this out immediately instead of scouring the interweb for 15 minutes, but here we are.
…Beyond chicory flowers, we’re all buckling down for the upcoming Hurricane Irene. It’s supposed to be a doozie— though not as much of a doozie as it’ll be in the South. But we in the Northeast aren’t really set up to weather hurricanes very well, since we don’t have that many. Wish us luck.