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Back in the Spring, my grandson planted some Morning Glory seeds that I thought would never "come up" because of my own experience with said seeds. His thumb must be greener than mine! The name of this one is "Grandpa Ott." The tree it is climbing is a 'Water Oak.' There are freshly opened flowers every morning that fade as the day wears on. This one is not in "prime" condition as the photo was taken in early afternoon, but still...not as old as Grandpa Ott.
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Jun 28 2013 18:58 GMT hans55 PRO
beautiful flower series ... masterpieces !
Jun 28 2013 19:12 GMT skyball
Beautiful Larry!!..a must to enlarge!!!!!!.......
Jun 28 2013 19:52 GMT julie13
Jun 28 2013 19:55 GMT wijnie58
Jun 28 2013 20:43 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Hans
Jun 29 2013 22:34 GMT annieann PRO
just perfect
Jun 30 2013 00:05 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Annie. The Grandpa Ott Morning Glory is the classic one I think. It is rather invasive, but so is Wisteria where I live...I think them both so I don't mind if they invade a little. :-)
Jun 30 2013 04:08 GMT MargNZ
Superb image Larry ... your flower images are excellent :)
Jun 30 2013 13:28 GMT bandsix
It is beautiful, Larry, the colour is almost iridescent!
Jun 30 2013 14:53 GMT Lalbabu
Super beauty in original !!!!
Jun 30 2013 16:24 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Marg. I have a lot of flowers scattered around here and there. My grandson planted the seeds for this one in a little pot that only holds about a gallon of compost. He just sat the pot next to the tree and the Morning Glory vine is using some old Star Jasmine vines to help support its climb up the tree.
Jun 30 2013 16:27 GMT larrybenedict
Thanks Hunju. I think I shot this with a Canon G-15. It has a very fast lens (1.8f) and is compact enough to fit in a pocket. Lots of features that are found on DSLR cameras but what I like most is the EV dial on top of the camera where it is very easy to change the light requirement.
Jun 30 2013 16:40 GMT larrybenedict
Barbara, the center is so bright and next to the very dark outer portion of the flower, it gives me the impression of a light coming from within the bloom itself. I think I will plant a few more next year. The package says full sun, but this one is in almost total shade. The days here are very bright and it seems to be getting plenty of light since it is not DEEP shade.
Jun 30 2013 16:44 GMT larrybenedict
Thank yu Lalbabu. I have begun reducing the size of the file so as to not take up so much room in FT's memory bank. This original size will pretty much fill a computer screen anyway....also makes for a faster upload!
Jun 30 2013 21:28 GMT Papagena
Superb colours !! And enlarged it's even more beautiful !! ;+)
Jun 30 2013 22:07 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Ruth
Jul 05 2013 14:14 GMT peterpinhole
I've never seen this colour. They are usually white and grow like weeds and I am constantly pulling them out of my garden as they creep from the neighbors yard!
Jul 05 2013 20:36 GMT larrybenedict
Shall I send you some seeds Peter? :-)))
Jul 05 2013 21:46 GMT ForestSpirit PRO
A really glorious Morning Glory, and beautiful presentation as usual!
Jul 06 2013 08:25 GMT junne PRO
i love the bark on the tree and the flower really makes it stand out
Jul 06 2013 11:23 GMT EveCN
i love purple morning glory so much!

btw, your grandson is lovely ^_^
Jul 06 2013 23:47 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you G√ľnter. Me too!
Jul 07 2013 16:19 GMT julie13
Your grandson has the magic touch :) but you photographed it well too :)
Jul 07 2013 20:43 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Julie
Jul 07 2013 23:14 GMT PhotoPro PRO
you sure have a bunch of beauty surrounding you.

Have a great week Larry!
Jul 07 2013 23:49 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Bill
Jul 11 2013 13:36 GMT annieann PRO
wish i was surrounded by such beauty larry
Jul 11 2013 13:58 GMT larrybenedict
I enjoy it everyday Annie. Florida living is so nice.
Jul 30 2013 04:42 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful flowerseries!!
Jul 31 2013 14:48 GMT larrybenedict
Thank you Anna-Maria. Seems like flowers are all I photograph.
Aug 15 2013 11:15 GMT karabela42
What a beautiful flowers