June Gloom Bloomsday
Ordinary Ageratum houstonianum. I love the fuzzy leaves, too--not just the fuzzy flowers:
June in Southern California is normally overcast and gray, and we've had a decent share of overcast lately. The nickname for this weather is "June Gloom". A weather phenomenon known locally as "Catalina Eddy" pulls cold moisture-laden ocean air over the warming land, creating what Raymond Chandler called "high fog": a blanket of thick gray that does not hug the land but rather hovers over it for much of the day, clearing out only in the late afternoon--if then. The soil is warm, but the air is cool, and most plants are happy.
Blue is the beautifully evil and evilly beautiful Salvia 'Black and Blue', strangling the rest of the plants nearby with its invasive and aggressive root system:
The flowers have fangs, just like rattlesnakes. See?
Blue/lavender/gray is the emerging flower stalk of Graptoveria 'Spirit Of 76':
Gray/lavender, can we deem this seedling Clematis?
Masses of little Begonia flowers, enjoying the mildness:
The roses last longer and retain better color when Catalina Eddy is in town.
In late afternoon the sun comes out, but the day is pleasant despite bright sun, because of the ocean breeze that reaches inland.
The sunny flowers of Echeveria 'Sunita':
I hope your day is not gloomy at all, even if its cloudy, or rainy. Blooms, of course, are made of sunshine!