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Monday, March 22, 2010

Morning Glory

The Morning Glory has got to be one of the most photogenic flowers around! 
The bluish/ purple/lilac colour, the shape, the simple, subtle detail, it's just perfect for capturing on camera. 
They do have one flaw though, the centre part is literally a luminous white, 
so depending on time of day and angle, the centre area often is not clear - 
just a white "haze".    Well  I was determined, and eventually managed to snap
 at the right angle to capture the inner detail - woo hoo!!!
Incidentally this "plant" has been declared an invasive alien in South Africa (as it
smothers everything in sight and self seeds copiously) - that said, they are
still gorgeous!
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21 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Great pic of a lovely flower!
Debbie

The Happy Homemaker said...

I adore morning glories,weed or no!It is beautiful here, come late summer when the sides of the roads and fallow fields are full of them.
I have a slightly,hm...eccentric friend named Nettie who is in her late 60s.She takes walks around her town...and sprinkles morning glory seeds allover.I call her Mother Nature:)

SmilingSally said...

Love the blue morning glory; what a shot. Happy Blue Monday.

Dimple said...

Beautiful flower shot. We have invasive species here, also, and nearly all of them were imported by people who thought they were lovely...

Margo said...

Oh my that color is so beautiful it makes me weep with joy. Morning glories are so beautiful (and if I recall a little pesky - which makes them all the more endearing)

GardenofDaisies said...

It really is a beautiful flower, with an amazing center. It is too bad that it's considered invasive and to be gotten rid of... but we don't want the native species dying out because of it. Purple loosestrife is like that around here.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

A weed is anything that thrives where it is not wanted. A rose in a corn field is a weed. I like your morning glory.

Gena D said...

Dear Happy Home maker : Oh how wonderful - what a great story!!! I love people like that - they make you smile and think "what the heck"!!!!
Thanks for visiting and you comment which really made my day!
Everyone else - I love the comments - amazing how people feel about this plant!!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

♥ Kathy said...

That is gorgeous..I adore morning glories! Happy Blue Monday!

Maria said...

Great photo and I love the color:)

Mary said...

I have always love Morning Glories. I think they're mysterously beautiful. Happy Blues~

Kala said...

Beautiful capture of this cheerful flower!

Manang Kim said...

I like morning glory I so wish I have those in my backyard. Happy weekdays ahead.

Macro Monday~ The bud

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful..sometimes they look like they have a light radiating from the inside of their throats! Very hard to photograph..but you did great! :)

Marice said...

beautiful flower indeed!

u may view mine here

Jientje said...

This is a great macro of the Morning Glory. It looks like it has been visited by a bee moments before, I love that little bit of pollen on it.

LV said...

The morning glory plants are so very pretty. I learned something from your post, as I did not know they could be so destructive.

moresecretwhispers said...

that's beautiful

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

Very beautiful -- love the color!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Lovely capture and even though they are invasive, they are still my all-time favorite flower. =)

Jay said...

They might be a nuisance in South Africa, but they are gorgeous! Nicely photographed. :)

They are hard to grow here in our miserable, English climate. LOL!

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