Tuesday, May 22, 2012

MORNING GLORIES





Nature's Trumpets.
Morning Glories greet the day with glad tidings.







"When she saw the Dawn Flower of the French Riveria for the first time, she could hardly contain herself.  It rioted over everything, as though someone had torn great masses out of the morning sky.  It was so blue, so blue....

Riginald Arkell - "Old Herbaceous" - 1951





"A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books."

Walt Whitman - "Song of Myself"






"The morning glories decided to open all at once.  One bright morning the wall was Nantucket blue, the bell-shaped luminous flowers as smooth as a silky morning gown."

Anna Raver - "Deep in the Green"






"In it's first radiance I have seen the sun!../
I go my way, content that I have been part of the morning light!"

Florence Early Coates - "The Morning Glory"









~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Our real life Morning Glory....




"She rises with the dawn/
And goes about her day...
With a joy and a zest for living./
She is as bright as the morning sun/
And as sweet and thoughtful
As any parent could hope for...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TAMI

We love you,

Mom and Dad




I hope that all your mornings are glorious...Judy




I'm linking up this week with:


And







Inspirations from Victoria Magazine, May 1998, 2008, 2009, 2012




I must admit that all the morning glory pictures are from last year. This year's crop is shown above, but with the sunshine and now that we have to start watering, they will be as showy in no time.









































33 comments:

  1. lovely post, judy:) i just got mine planted. love the teddy! hb to your sweet daughter!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Visiting with you via Jean's blog. How beautiful your photos are. Special wishes to your daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  3. No matter Judy! I enjoyed them just as much!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy Birthday wishes to your sweet daughter Tami

    I like waking up to the beauty of the morning glories, mine are very small still, but they never disapoint as they grow fast with vibrant colors. Nice picture of your home taken through the garden gate.
    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy birthday to Tami. She is a glorious beauty! The best kind of anything one could "grow". I can grow just about ANYTHING but have the worst imaginable luck with morning glories...and I LOVE them- Your pictures are gorgeous- xo Diana

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Judy! What a beautiful sweet post. The morning glories are glorious indeed! The photos are all so beautiful but I really love the shot of your house/front yard through the black fence. So pretty! You are so lucky to live in a true Victorian!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am noticing lots of Morning Glory posts this week. I think they are the sweetest flower and the colours are so vivid. Love this post, Judy. I think I will go back again to look at all your pretty things. You just know I am all over those blue and white dishes. "Happy Birthday" to Tami. Deb

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful post!

    Blessings,
    Amy JO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Amy Jo. I appreciate your sweet words. I'm trying to play catch up since being gone all weekend..Hope you are having a great week so far..Judy

      Delete
  9. Hi Judy,
    Thanks for the sweet comment. You have a beautiful home...I love the photo through your fence. Your morning glories are beautiful. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter. Have a wonderful day!
    Blessings,
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  10. Gorgeous blooms.....what a beautiful front garden you have too!!!Wishing your daughter a very Happyy Birthday :o)
    ~Des

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Judy! Beautiful post, a delight as always to read; I hope you have had a good week, and a happy birthday to your Tami, have a lovely day, Marina xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Marina. I so appreciate your kind words and comments. I will let Tami know..Hope your week is going well..Judy

      Delete
  12. Wishing Tami a Happy Birthday week. She is such a beautiful girl...congratulations to mum and dad too!
    A lovely post as always Judy.. the purple of the morning glory is stunning. I love the way you have organised your photos.. great
    Happy Wednesday..
    xx
    val

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much, Val. That one purple is just a little different color from the others. Thank you for your birthday wishes, I will let Tami know. Have a beautiful rest of the week..I'm still playing catch up from when I was gone over the weekend..Judy

      Delete
  13. Such beautiful photos Judy, and a lovely post. Happy Birthday to your daughter!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Judy, just found your blog while looking around blogland. I love the photo of your pretty blue house behind the fence. You have many pretty things to show such as the blue and white tablescape and the beautiful morning glories. If you are ever interested, I would love it if you showed some of your lovely things at Your Cozy Home Party. It is each Mon. at 8 pm until Thurs. 10 pm. Hope to see you this time or whenever you have the time.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter!!-------- Shannon

    ReplyDelete
  15. Judy,
    You do have a magic green thumb... I just know it! Lovely garden! Happy Bday to your daughter!
    dee dee

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hi Judy,
    I love Morning Glories...so beautiful and the color is so vibrant. Your garden is lovely.
    Your tablescape is charming with the blue and white. I hope you have a wonderful memorial week-end. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous photos Judy! I love morning glories too, but haven't grown them before. Your pictures make me want to go right out and buy some seeds! Have a wonderful day, Jean

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jean: Thank you so much. You should, because they are pretty easy to get started and then they just keep coming back each year. So fun. Hope your weekend is wonderful..Judy

      Delete
  18. Hi Judy
    Your morning glories are so pretty, you make me want to try them again. My last attempt, the rabbits kept eating them.
    I love the shot through the gate.
    Judith

    ReplyDelete
  19. MOM, I'M SENDING YOU BIG ((((HUGS))))!!!!! THANK YOU!! LOVE YOU TO THE MOON!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Big Hugs right back. Wasn't that a fun weekend? Hope you had a good time..Happy Birthday..Love, Mom

      Delete
  20. Good Morning Judy!
    Happy, happy birthday to your daughter!
    Hope it was a great birthday!!

    Love all the phrases, and pictures of morning glories!

    My husbands gramp used to grow morning glories every year ... right on the porch posts.
    They were lovely, and such a nice welcome to their home.

    Thanks for putting together this lovely post. What a wonderful way for me to start my day :)

    {{hugs}}
    Kerin

    ReplyDelete
  21. Happy Birthday to your beautiful Tami! Your last season's morning glories are so pretty. I have always adored this flower and how it clamors up anything it can. I loved every quote in your post my friend!!! Your house is such a beautiful Judy...and that color~~sigh~~!!!!!!!!!!
    hugs from here...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hello Judy, Beautiful photos of the Morning Glories, mine are tiny at the moment hope they will get going soon, Happy Birthday Tami! hope you had a wonderful day.
    Thea x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Thea. Your comments are so sweet. I will pass the birthday wishes on and hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm still behind after being gone for two weekends in a row..Judy

      Delete
  23. Hello, I have planted Morning Glory in three different spots and can't wait to see their blooms! Gorgeous photos - love the one with the light shining through the petals! I appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  24. Newest follower! So excited to find your beautiful blog. We have much in common. Hope you'll come follow me too.
    betty

    ReplyDelete
  25. Judy those Morning glory pictures are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Every spring, I say I'm going to plant morning glories but never do. My mom has told me stories of when she was little, my grandmother would use fishing line to make a trellis on the end of her porch. By the end of summer, the morning glories completely covered the end of her porch! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  27. My grandmother had morning glories and I loved seeing them all summer. When we got our first home I planted them and wasn't happy about then popping up everywhere. I spent years plucking them from my whole garden. So I no loner plant them. Seeing yours brings back lovely memories fro my childhood. First time visit to your blog. Happy posting.

    ReplyDelete

Your comments are so special to me...Judy