Monday, April 08, 2013

ABC Wednesday

The letter is M

The flower is the Morning Glory


 
A beautiful purple Morning Glory, stretching out from the fence
 
to blossom amidst the roses and delphiniums
 
Lovely in the morning sun, the Morning Glory is partial to afternoon siestas
 
but early in the morning a wall covered with these sweet cup shaped blossoms
 
is reward enough for any early riser.
 
Once you have this annual established each year the seeds germinate in the warm ground
 
 and the vine starts climbing in the spring,
 
covering up all sorts of unsightly garden debris
 
and lingering until the first frost.
 
I wouldn't be without them!
 
For more Ms mosey over to Mrs. Nesbitts, here,
 
with thanks to all who make this meme such a pleasure.


17 comments:

Morning's Minion said...

My father loved Morning Glories and always grew them on the south wall of his house. Here in Kentucky we've found them romping over everything--running flat over the ground until they can find a stalk or a building to climb. The flowers are blue or pink, making me suspect that they are the offspring of a cultivated variety first planted decades ago.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love Morning Glory Hildred but sadly it doesn't grow well up here in the North, the weather never gets warm enough for it.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So pretty in deep blue! We had a similar thing to what Morning's Minion describes when we lived in Oregon though...the vines would wrap around and strangle everything in their way ... rhody bushes and roses ... and children and houses if we got really behind on our weeding! (Those flowers were washed out pinkish, not nearly so beautiful as yours). Makes me wonder what the current owner of the house has done with them (or if it is covered over with morning glory and English Ivy (which we also had a problem with).

Carver said...

Fun that we both went with morning glories this week. Beautiful shot. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Roger Owen Green said...

some flowers remind me of trumpets, and this is one...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

photowannabe said...

I need to have some of these growing on my fence too. They would be so colorful.

Leslie: said...

How MARVELOUS!

Leslie
abcw team

Carol L McKenna said...

Exquisite photography of 'morning glory' ~ great post for 'M' ~ ^_^

LONDONLULU said...

It is glorious indeed, the richest blue. Marvelous capture and M choice!

ChrisJ said...

Such a beautiful flower, they grow well down here.

Jama said...

We sometimes called it trumpet flower, so beautiful.

Lea said...

Beautiful Morning Glory!
Have a wonderful day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Pheno Menon said...

Well such a sight in the morning is always glorious indeed !

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

W. Latane Barton said...

well, isn't that morning glory just a shot of color amid the more pastel colors. I do love morning glories.

Reader Wil said...

These flowers are so lovely! I can understand that you can't do without them. I love that colour blue! Have a great weekend.
Wil, ABCW Team.

Chubskulit Rose said...

So pretty!

Motherhood
Making my rounds for letter M.
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

W. Latane Barton said...

Hildred, I am having trouble emailing anyone from their profile. Not sure what it is but I wanted to say that I am so sorry you lost your sweet husband and that you are struggling with his loss. It is a tough journey but as time goes on the struggles do get less, the memories sweeter and you discover that you are one strong woman who is a survivor. My best to you always.