I saw these huge blooms on a plant near the marina. They look like Morning Glories, but the blooms are about 4 inches across! I’ve never seen one so large. This shot below shows the plant in its larger setting, to give you a better sense of its size.
I’ve taken several shots of the morning glory already this year. It sprouted about four months ago, has grown up the arbor, and has bloomed beautiful pink blooms. And, though Summer isn’t here yet for 2 more weeks, it’s getting ready to recycle all its energy into seed for next year. I should take a bunch of this seed and scatter it all along the fenceline and see what comes of it next year.
I posted a shot a week or so ago of several Morning Glory flowers all wrapped up. This is a shot of one of them open in all its glory.
The color of these flowers is amazing. I have not retouched this photo. The glow in the center of the flower makes the color so intense.
It’s hard to look away
The morning glory that I planted from a single seed back in the spring has grown up and over the 5 foot iron obelisk it was meant to cover. Most of the leaves and blooms have dried up and are dying, but at the very top there is one bright, beautiful flower left that opens every morning.
I thought I’d capture it before it closes for the last time.
I’m trying something new this Friday. I’ve learned of another blogger @ bloggingfrombolivia that hosts a just-for-fun contest every Friday in which other bloggers can enter a close-up, or macro shot. Sounds like fun. This is my modest entry
Happy Memorial Day. After two days on the lake it’s nice to lay low. I had work stuff I needed to get done today, but found time to talk a walk out back and water the flowers.
This is a shot of the morning glory that I planted from seed. I got this garden obelisk several years ago and have tried to grow a climbing, flowering plant on it several times in the past, but each time it has died. This one seems to have legs and I like to go out in the morning to see the blooms.
I didn’t get a flag pole mounted for this year. Hopefully I can do that before the 4th of July. For now, though, on this Memorial Day, let me just leave you with this:“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protester to burn the flag.”
- Charles M. Province, US Army