Haller's Anemone

This is Haller's anemone. Its flowers are a rich purple, once a colour only worn by kings and nobles. Yet here is a wildflower dressed as grandly as any courtier. Jesus taught in the sixth of Matthew:

“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (v28-29)