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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Morning Surprise

The Morning Glory vines are growing at an alarming rate, each morning I've checked, but sadly NO blooms.
Until today......I was greeted by the first beauty !


The vines are bursting with tiny flower heads, and so hopefully in the next few weeks, we'll be once again surrounded in the garden, by a splendid display of Summertime 'blues'....




THE MORNING-GLORY


Was it worth while to paint so fair
Thy every leaf - to vein with faultless art
Each petal, taking the boon light and air
Of summer so to heart?


To bring thy beauty unto perfect flower,
Then, like a passing fragrance or a smile,
Vanish away, beyond recovery's power -
Was it, frail bloom, worth while?


Thy silence answers: "Life was mine!
And I, who pass without regret or grief,
Have cared the more to make my moment fine,
Because it was so brief.


"In its first radiance I have seen
The sun! - why tarry then till comes the night?
I go my way, content that I have been
Part of the morning light!"


~ Florence Earl Coates ( 1850-1927 )

18 comments:

Sharon said...

I will have to admit, they are beautiful. Great shots! Lovely poem too!

Country Gal said...

How wonderful is that ! Mine have been out for some time now they are a bluish purple in color and boy oh boy are they ever taking over I have to prune them back once a week ! Wonderful post and photos ! Have a great day !

Bernideen said...

They will be so lovely soon! Sounds divine!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Nothing more refreshing then walking in a green path !

George said...

These blooms are worth the wait.

Kerry said...

Beautiful morning glories! Hope you check out my blog. I love yours I check in quite often. Thanks for sharing your photos are wonderful!

Mama-Bug said...

What lovely little morning blooms they are! I've always loved the blue ones.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Your post took my breath away!
So beautiful the photos and the poem.
The poem has so much meaning that can be painted into someones life
xoxo
tweedles

Miriam said...

This makes me consider my antipathy to the horribly invasive morning glory that seems to grow everywhere I don't want it! Ours have white blooms, which aren't anywhere near as beautiful as your blue ones.

Your photos take my breath away!

Sandra said...

so very beautiful and you already know I love your fence, with or without flowers

DJan said...

BeaYOOOtiful! Absolutely gorgeous blue bloom, and I'm sure in no time it will be covered with them. And I'll get to see them.

Betsy said...

The blue ones are my favorite! And they always peak just before the first frost. Always so sad to loose them at their best!

Star said...

Very pretty and such depth of colour. Soon you will have too many to count, I feel?
Lovely poem too.

Terry said...

What a beautiful blossom!

Denise said...

Oh my goodness, stunning shots Jo and what a lovely poem.

Snapper II said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely poem.

Cindy said...

Your photographs are gorgeous! The pix of the morning glory are amazing, especially against the dark background of your blog - love them!

L. D. Burgus said...

Your blue morning glory is so beautiful. My volunteer glories were only pink this year. I guess I need to buy new seed.