Monday, January 12, 2015

Carpe Diem

Morning Glory (ipomoea) is the largest genus in the flowering plant family of convolvulaceae.  It has over 1000 species and comes in a rainbow of colors.  It is very easy to grow and is one of the best flowers to decorate our fences, walls, and pergolas.





It attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.  It looks unassuming from afar, but it's spectacular up close ...






These flowers are a great inspiration for artwork ...







It's a shame that each of these glorious beauties is very short lived.

Seize The Day

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow...." 

Mahatma Gandhi


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29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous images of your morning glories.. Your photos have brightened up my rainy morning.. Have a happy day!

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  2. You've captured the beauty of the morning glory, particularly with the exquisite macro shots.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

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  3. They are glorious. You've captured some lovely images, and I can certainly see how they'd inspire the artist within. We can grow them here in London with a little bit of care, but they grow wild where we live in Spain, throwing up great purple, blue flowers with total abandon. But with us - in either location - we don't see any flowers until much later in the season: late spring/ early summer. All the best, Bonny

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  4. Oh my gosh Christa, your Morning Glories are gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing them. Happy New Year!

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  5. Gorgeous photos of the morning glories! They're wonderful. Enjoy your week.

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  6. Beautiful shots and good quote from Ghandi! I'm not particularly fond of morning glory because I related plant has proved to be a very bad weed in my garden; I'm content to enjoy the beauty from the comfortable distance of seeing it through your camera lense!

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  7. Wonderful pictures, indeed some of them are like art work. Morning Glories are one of my favourites, I love the blue colour. I sow them almost every year, the normal Morning Glory or the Heavenly Blue Ipomoea, but in our country they are not so easy, they need a lot of sun and warmth.

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  8. One of those flowers that I fell in love with as a child and still love today! Gorgeous! Happy Sun Lit Sunday

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  9. I adore them, plant them every year so that they grow on the trellis of the pergola that hides our garbage and recycling pails, they put on quite a show. I also add Moonflowers which don't bloom as much but they sure do take my breath away. Ahhhh Spring!

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  10. I just love morning glories and your photos capture them beautifully. I wish they bloomed earlier in the season up here. Usually they don't bloom until late August so we don't get to enjoy them very long.

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  11. I never seem to be able to get these to grow but I keep trying as I love the short-lived flowers.

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  13. These are beautiful photos of morning glories, Christa. You took me by surprise as I was anticipating some wintertime farm shots on your beautiful land.

    -Karen

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  14. Stunning shots of these beautiful morning glories.
    Many thanks for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos, hope to see your entry this week as well.

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  15. Boa noite, sequências de imagens perfeitas, todas elas são maravilhosas.
    AG

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  16. I love morning glories and enjoy growing them ever year. What a pretty post :)

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  17. Lovely images of the Morning Glory.
    Have a great weekend!
    xoxo Ingrid

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  18. a flower with "star quality" :)

    Do you know I have a meme for digital art? A new edition every wednesday. If you like to take a look it is here:
    http://nfverk.blogspot.se/

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  19. I do love morning glories, as you say they are short lived but there are always plenty to cheer each morning. Have a wonderful week xx

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  20. That's a vine I've been considering for the new garden. There will have to be two gates and I like the look of morning glories tumbling around a gate. They are such a pretty colour!

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  21. Such beautiful flowers, it looks like a light is shining through each bloom.

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  22. i had to fence mine in a bit to keep the bunnies from eating them, but i finally got a few vines starting and spreading on my metal gazebo. :)

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  23. Beautiful shots! I love the name "convolvulaceae."

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  24. I MUST remember to plant morning glories this year! Beautiful!

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  25. WOW, those are beautiful shots! You're right, they are really special up close!

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  26. Lovely shots of the morning glories.

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  27. A beautiful Morning Glory post Christa.
    Now I wonder where I can squeeze one in to my little patch!

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