Panasonic DMC-FZ4 f/2.8 1/100 sec. ISO-64 Focal Length 6 mm Background removed, Orton effect applied, card sized and signed in Photoshop Elements 9. “Common chicory, Cichorium intybus, is a somewhat woody, perennial herbaceous plant usually with bright blue flowers, rarely white or pink”… “Although the medical usages of this herb are numerous, Chicory is known for the fact that it’s considered an excellent coffee substitute. Moreover it contains insulin – a substance from the saccharoids group, very useful for transforming the non-alimentary substances into biodegradable ones.”… Quotes from Wikipedia and liveandfeel.com. This plant grows in profusion along country roads near my cottage near Wiarton, Ontario, Canada.