No sooner had I published my post yesterday morning (using photos I had taken on Thursday) than, while on a trip to the kitchen for some more coffee, I glimpsed a bit of blue in the Chicken Wire Fence Garden.
I went to the door and looked out the window. “You’re seeing things!” I said to myself, wherein I promptly sat back down in my blogging chair for another hour or so.
Fast forward an hour. Don is up, drinking coffee. I keep thinking about that mysterious flash of blue. Still in my pajamas, I put on some shoes, go outside and see this:
What??? It’s as if the Universe listened to my pleas for “just one morning glory bud to open before I leave for Hartford.” I couldn’t believe my eyes. A big fat, gorgeous morning glory had opened in the early morning hours.
I ran back into the cottage, yelling to barely-awake Don.
“Oh my god, you have to come outside! You have to come out now! One of the morning glories has opened! Just come outside, now!!” I grabbed my camera and hightailed it back outside.
Wait…what do I see? Another bloom.
I had to pull this one through one of the openings in the chicken wire. It was sort of hidden. Hello, bloom! Get some sun!
And wait….what do I see on the other side of the fence?
Another bloom. For Scoutie’s viewing pleasure.
Three blooms for Claudia on a Friday morning.
Don, to his credit, emerged somewhat sleepily from the house about 5 minutes later. Bless his heart. He couldn’t believe how big the flowers were. His assignment? Take a daily photo of the morning glory progress, because there are lots and lots of buds ready to pop open.
I’m so friggin’ excited! I know that many of you are saying, “Claudia, what’s the big deal? Morning Glories are a dime a dozen. Some ‘experts’ even call them invasive.”
Well, my little heart is pumping with pride because I had just about given up on any bloom this year, since I sowed those seeds a little later than I had planned. (The first batch didn’t take.) It’s September. Everyone in blogland is chatting about fall, though it’s still technically summer, my friends. And I will keep celebrating summer until the first day of autumn. Oh, who am I kidding? It’s summer as long as things are blooming in my gardens. End of story.
Invasive? Have at it. Go for it. Make yourself at home.
Such old-fashioned, cottage garden gorgeousness.
Why did I have to leave when all of this wonder is popping out along my fence? Doesn’t seem fair, does it?
On the other hand, I think Mother Nature took pity on me and said, “She’s leaving again, you know. Give the girl a thrill. Open up a few of those Morning Glories.”
Thank you, Mother Nature. (My mom taught me to say please and thank you. I’m nothing if not polite.)
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
High praise, indeed, from Mr. Whitman. Here’s to the glories of the Morning Glory.