I have had this for months and this is the first time I have seen it bloom.
This is a Orange Flame Violet
And todays bread. I figured out what was wrong. It was the water.
I was using filtered water from my fridge. So it was ice water. I now leave the water out on the counter in a pitcher over night to warm up.(-: End of blowing up bread. Yay! I guess I never thought of that before. I always use warm water for yeast breads, this recipe for sour dough just says water. So since I have well water and there is a lot of minerals in the water I used filtered water. Anyhow end of mystery of why bread was not rising. To cold.(-: