Saturday, August 31, 2013

Focusing on Life;Growth and Change

Focusing on life this week the subject was growth and change. I think my flowers show growth and change  more than anything around me. I start my morning glories from seed in the spring and by this time on year they are all the way to the roof of my porch. I have highway mesh between the porch posts and it gets covered with morning glories to make a private hideaway that is truly beautiful. It's a peaceful place to sit and relax. I agree with Sally that we are all growing and changing throughout our lives. It is hard to show personal growth in pictures so I am letting my flowers speak for me. To see what the other participants posted this week click on this link http://thestudiosublime.com/blog-2/

33 comments:

  1. Love that colour of morning glory... All I get are the pink ones (invasive weeds!)

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    1. I plant a morning glory mix and also a packet of heavenly blues. The mix blooms first and is smaller than the heavenly blues. I get lots of different shades of both pink and blue.

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  2. I love this time of year when everything is in bloom and the harvest is ready .... I don't want to think about the long dark days of winter ahead! nooooooooooo I hate to shovel snow :(

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    1. Yes fall is a wonderful season. Mother nature's majestic display is so cool. Also very soon the bugs will be gone. I am not looking forward to shoveling either.

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  3. I'd love to see your morning glory screen. I bet it truly beautiful. And yeah, being alone isn't so bad, is it?? xo

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  4. Thanx Donna. I am finding I am enjoying only having me to be responsible for. No more dirty socks in the livingroom. LOL

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  5. I adore morning glories! Gorgeous photo :)

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  6. Thanx Claire I grow them every year.

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  7. Sounds and looks like a really need hideaway you have created.

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    1. Thanx Mary I like my shady spot to sit.

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  8. Beauties, I might have to try to grow those next year.

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    1. Thanx Adrienne, Years ago a friend taught me to nick the tip of the seed off with a nail clipper and put them in a warm wet paper towel for a day or two until they sprout open before planting. Morning glory seeds are really tough so this helps get them started. I have had good luck with them ever since I learned this.

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  9. Your picture takes me back to when my grandma grew morning glories every year!

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    1. Thanx Beti I'm glad I could bring back a pleasant memory for you.

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  10. Flowers bloom and then fade away, but the pleasure you get from them is so wonderful to keep. Enjoy!

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    1. Thanx Marlene I really do enjoy them almost every day.

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  11. Beautiful Morning Glories! My grandmother had them in her yard when I was a kid and always loved their wonderful color.

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  12. How beautiful! I love morning glories...I didn't know they grew that fast. I have a fence area I would like to "privatize..." Think I will try that next year! Thanks for the great post.

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  13. How very pretty! Morning glories...I haven't seen those in years and years.

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    1. Thanx Lori. I really enjoy my morning glories. I plant them every year.

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  14. Very pretty. I've always loved morning glories- even the weedy ones!

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  15. Thanx. I love all the beautiful colors that the morning glories produce. The trumpets are like they are inviting you in.

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  16. I wish I was good with plants as this sounds like an amazing sight and experience. I'm so pleased you shared it with us.

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    1. Thanx Hope. It took me a while to get the hang of plants but now I can grow these very well. There are still plants that I kill though.

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  17. Becky, you truly have a green thumb! I tried growing Morning Glories years ago and they never quite took off. :-( I admitted defeat as I just don't have a way with plants. Now I simply enjoy taking pictures of flowers! :0)

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    1. Thanx Cindy. My brother is a flower picture taker too. He goes to the arboretum and takes hundreds of pics. You are an amazing photographer. I bet you flower pics are wonderful.

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  18. Oh Becky I love morning glories! I plant some every year too. Creating a cozy spot on your porch, surrounded by morning glories sounds divine!
    ~Ema

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    1. Thanx Ema Kaye I am glad to know that you plant them too.

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  19. Beautiful flowers -awesome photo! Great for growth and change!

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  20. Thanx Shel I'm glad that you like my photo. That is something I need to work on.

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  21. Love your morning glory - wonderful colours! I should try them again next year, we planted some a few years back and they were beautiful.

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  22. Thanx Alicia. I plant morning glories every year.

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