~ Blue Trapeze Morning Glory * photo by Suzanne * 11-18-17
There is so much beauty around us, isn't there! Sometimes we only have to go for a walk, and a "pop" of color brings us to life! This thicket of Morning Glorys gives me pleasure on a daily basis. It stretches all the way down this sidewalk at the length of the homeowner's property line, facing north and east.
~White and Blue Morning Glorys * photo by Suzanne
At the property line, the thicket curves back to the East along the width of the property. The other day, I made good on my promise to take my camera and get some photos of this "beauty train". As I approached the massive vine, I spotted the home owner himself, and I asked him if it was alright for me to take some photos. He agreed it was, and, we introduced ourselves!
As most of us are aware, the Morning Glory opens up in the early morning hours to start showing their stuff as the sun weaves into the vines. This is the largest Morning Glory thicket that I have ever seen in my life, and it has graced our neighborhood for 2 or 3 years! Morning glory prefers full sun, and has average water needs. The blooms only last throughout the day, and will begin to fold up in late afternoon. My neighbor, Larry, informed me that this particular Morning Glory is called "Trapeze", and, he gives them water 2 or 3 times a week. I spotted quite a few butterflies traveling in and out of the vines...a happy sight to see.
On the other side of the Morning Glory hedge was a large vegetable garden, which I had not seen previously. After our visit Larry said, "Let me get you a few tomatoes before you leave." He disappeared behind the Morning Glory vines, then reappeared carrying a bag loaded with tomatoes, bok choy, egg plant and lettuce. I did not realize he had so much growing in his yard. He said he had been planting winter onions when I came by, and gives most of his vegetables to neighbors and friends.
This was a wonderful beginning to my Thanksgiving week, and, reinforced my belief that there are still so many good folks to meet, and so much beauty to be thankful for!
~photo by Suzanne * November 18, 2017
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