Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Argentina's Morning Glory

Did any of you read "Angelina's Morning Glory?" Be honest.

Ipomoea platensis. This beautiful and rare Morning Glory comes from Argentina. The vine grows to 12 feet in length and springs from a huge caudex at its base.















Humility




Jester





This is a guava tree in bloom. If you look under the middle flower, you can see guava junior.
Guavas are a super fruit because they are packed with good stuff (my scientific explanation.)





Annona squamosa in flower. Also called Sugar Apple. Fruit will be mature in September.
This is one of my favorite fruits...

once formed, it looks like a big artichoke...

and tastes like cotton candy!






Plumage





Venus flytrap in bloom. But this is not why this plant is grown:







This is why!





Palette





Static




Musica

30 comments:

  1. Such unusual plants/fruits/blossoms - I love them all. You are so very talented. Hello to tiny Angelina.

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  2. The morning glory is gorgeous!!! I need to get a vine, and I am excited about my morning glory tree

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  3. Hello Angleina

    I love your photos and Pap too :-))

    Debs

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  4. They are inquisitive little dogs - aren't they? Trixie is always checking things out. Trixie says hi :)

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  5. hi...just found you and really love your pictures. what kind of camera and lens do you use? i just got some new equipment and have been posting some of my pics too. i need more experience though. have a look when you have time!

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  6. The guava flowers are pretty and so is the humility one. I'd like to see sugar apple fruit when ripe, I've never heard of them before.

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  7. Your photos are beautiful! The morning glory is gorgeous!

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  8. Prospero, enjoyed very much the sequences of your thoughts. Morning Glory the perfect name for this delicate, silky flower. An unassuming Zinnia out out of the pages of a Jane Austin's Novel. Yes, a bit of a jester, does not know which way to go with its colours, quite clever like jesters are, gets the most attention! All stamens and prettiness the flowers of the delightful Guava. I love Sugar Apples, in our region called Custard Apple.
    A cutie companion. The flytrap is spectacular like something from the dungeons of the middle ages...well to the flies!
    Listen to the song "Angelina" Melina Mercouri sings it beautifully.
    Palette, a rare painting.

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  9. oh no!!! i just bought the canon rebel! and i bought a macro lens for it. i am not too happy with it. to get good pics you need a tripod and i hate carrying a tripod around the garden. i have been trying to get pics of my sterling witch collection and all of the shots are awful. even in my photo cube they come out terrible. i was thinking of getting a telephoto lens and now i am not sure what i should do???? i am posting the coolest gift i think i have ever received on tomorrow's post. a gift from my daughter and oh so very cool. so check it out if you have time. i will be following you! joyce

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  10. I like the sugar apple flowers...they look like little green bats!

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  11. The sugar apple sounds like an interesting fruit.

    Love the header with Angelina!

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  12. I love the morning glory, it's much prettier than the one I see here. I've never heard of sugar apples, they sound delicious! My daughter came in and noticed your header picture and said how cute Angelina was.

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  13. That's a amazing morning glory! Beautiful. 'Jester' is Purple Bauhinia? The two flower colours are from one tree? They look so wonderful together ;-) Btw, noted your comment on grass. Do check out my reply for you at my blog. And yes, because of your banner has Angelina, I do think that you wrote Angelina's Morning Glory... it is in Angelina's favourite place anyway :-D

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  14. Gorgeous flowers! Oh, and I read 'Argentina'... :-)

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  15. What a gorgeous morning glory. You have a great display of flowers. I bet the sugar apple is deliscous. How is Prospero? Buddy says Hi.

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  16. Hi right way up dog, thank you for your comment on my blog, hope you drop in again sometime - upside down cat (well actually I am the right way up)!!!

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  17. hi prospero! no problem picking on my camera, hehe!!! i am not sure what i am looking for in my photos. i guess i was going for clarity but i just looked at yours all over again and i like the way you take them. i guess more than anything i am just playing around with the camera and getting to know it. i have a lot of sterling stuff that i have been trying to shoot and that is really tough. i was reading about it online and they said that silver is one of the hardest things to photograph. with the macro lens you aren't supposed to use the flash and so you must use a tripod. i find the more i try not to shake the more i shake! thanks for all your advice. i really appreciate it...joyce

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  18. I just want to breathe deeply of those flowers! Pretty! And your pooch is so sweet!

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  19. Gorgeous pictures. The Venus Fly Trap is something! The petals almost look like a shell of some sort in a photograph. What a little sweetie Angelina is.

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  20. My girlfiend is so sad, her doggy was trampled by a car.He was very similar to Yours.

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  21. Beautiful colors & Angelina got to sneak herself in twice! Double treat today:)

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  22. Noted your comment. TQ. So it is Bauhinia monandra... wonderful!

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  23. What a lovely Morning Glory.

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  24. To be honest I’ve never read “Angelina’s Morning Glory”. As for the flower; it is really lovely. I have it in my garden but in blue colour. I really enjoy in Morning Glory flowers. They are so special to me. I noticed Zinnia flower which I also like very much. Unfortunately, I don’t have it in my garden this year. I don’t know why. But I used to have it in various colours. This is another beautiful post of yours full of various flowers and plants. The Plumage flower is the most beautiful of all. :-))

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  25. I just love the flowers on your blog, you are lucky to be able to grow such beautiful ones. Whereabouts are you by the way?

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  26. Beautiful photos.

    That guava tree bloom is very pretty. Ive never seen one before.

    The Venus Flytrap is pretty. Ive only seen them in green.

    I like what you did with the photo titles, Humility.

    Your blog is always inspiring!

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  27. I like the voodoo lily even more now that I know how big it is! :-)
    Thank you.

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  28. Wow So Much Of Flowers !! I Really Loved Those !! Can I Pluck Some Of Them??? LOL ..Great..

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  29. every time i try to grow a fly trap plant it dies :(, but we do have wild honeydew in ireland :D

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