12 February 2012

Shades of blue .. and violet too

..oh, and a dash of pink as well.  This olden days rampant Morning Glory Ipomoea vine is considered an environmental weed here where it can potentially smother indigenous species that need preservation, within  bushland settings.

I still think the flower is quite picturesque, and deserved my stopping to take a few snaps of it today when walking a by-the-lake setting.  There used to be a saying too; "blue and green should never be seen"; wonder why? I think it looks pretty good together.







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18 comments:

heyBJK said...

Beautiful, Carole! I like how the light appears to be coming from the center.

Red Nomad OZ said...

So beautiful, it's hard to believe they're a declared weed in some parts of OZ! But what's a weed anyway? Just a plant no one wants ...

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

People in England love them. But the plants don't survive the winter in the wild here; we have to plant the seeds in pots and grow them indoors, planting them out in spring, but it's worth all that trouble when they flower.

guild-rez said...

Love your pictures!!
Recently I photographed Ipomea flowers in the Dominican Republic. Love the beautiful colours too.
Here in Toronto, Canada I grow Ipomea in our garden as annuals.
In warmer climates, this plant can be extremely invasive.

TexWisGirl said...

they are beauties. we have a wild variety here that can also become invasive along roadways. but i think they're pretty.

Regina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Have a nice week ahead.

♥Regina

Tina´s PicStory said...

thanks for sharing this wonderful flowers with us! you captured the light perfectly :)

Laura said...

Your photos of these morning glory blossoms and leaves are beautiful!
Regarding the saying, "blue and green should never be seen" I remember when ladies first started wearing blue with green. My mom mentioned that those colors were never worn together when she was young. Now, everything "goes".

NixBlog said...

How wonderful these morning glories look with the light on them! Lovely captures, Carole!

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Geke said...

I love the second one, like pink light shining through. Do you know that the seeds of this plant (Ipomoea tricolor) contains LSA, which is closely related to LSD. It is sold in the smartshops overhere......

Carole M. said...

I didn't know that Geke; I'm really surprised when I researched just now and found it 'available' for that purpose. No wonder it's called Morning Glory, after a night of nausea beforehand, any so-called melancholy state would be glorious!

Giga said...

Powój zawsze dla mnie będzie ślicznym kwiatkiem. Pozdrawiam. *** Morning Glory will always be my lovely flower. Regards .

LadyD said...

What a lovely blog you have and your photos are very nice; so professional!
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Liz said...

Gorgeous captures Carole. I think the blue and green is lovely.

Jan Castle said...

Weed or not a weed....it's beautiful!!!
Jan

Meeha Meeha said...

My heart stopped for a moment... These are my childhood flowers from my grandma's garden... Glorious shades of velvet blue <3

jeannette said...

Close to the kind of blue I like in my paintings! Here in the US we have to pay for these "weeds!"

hannah said...

I've been trying to grow this 'weed' for years and years. Inside the greenhouse and out. No success at all. Seeing fieldfuls of it is something I would love to experience. But i shall make do with your lovely blue images.