I didn’t notice until just now that this particular Shooting Star is more purple than the typical Shooting Star color (which tends to have more of a pinkish or lavender cast to it). I’d suspect a color issue with the digital photo itself, but the green foliage and the yellow Glacier Lily colors seem spot on, so I’ve got to think it’s the flower itself. Either way it’s a nice specimen, one that reminds me of the lyrics of a Bad Company song. I’m not a real big Bad Company fan or I’d post a link to their video. Still these few lines are certainly appropriate:
Don’t you know that you are a shooting star?
And all the world will love you just as long
As long as you are.