Monday, August 8, 2011

The Glories of Morning


Was it worthwhile to paint so fair
Thy every leafto vein with faultless art

Each petal, taking the boon light and air
Of summer so to heart?

To bring thy beauty unto perfect flower,
Then, like a passing fragrance or a smile,

Vanish away, beyond recovery's power.
Was it, frail bloom, worthwhile?

Thy silence answers: "Life was mine!
And I, who pass without regret or grief,

Have cared the more to make my moment fine,
Because it was so brief.

In its first radiance I have seen
The sun!  Why tarry then till comes the night?

I go my way, content that I have been
Part of the morning light!"

~Florence Earle Coates~

I love to rise early, to behold the beauty of nature unfolding before my eyes—

to have the sun's first rays greet me with the promise of a new day...

to be enchanted by the melodious chirping of the song birds—awakening
from their night's slumber...

to be captivated by the simple charm of the delicate blooms
of morning glories. 

For a short while, in the early morning hours, there is a tangible peace—one
unparalleled by any other time of day.

Ahhh...the glories of morning.   ; )

Joining Sally's Blue Monday, Julie's Inspire Me Mondays, Carrie's
Suzanne's Vintage Thingie Thursday, Tracie's
and Tammy's Anything Goes.


  1. Wonderful photos ! I love Morning Glories ! I had to trim mine this morning cause they were badly taking over my back garden ! They do travel and grow fast ! Have a wonderful day !

  2. I wake early every morning just for the rising of nature to watch and listen ! Nothing like it !

  3. So lovely! I haven't seen morning glories since my childhood...thanks for that glimpse back in time! Loved the poem too.

  4. Lovely post and lovely pictures.

  5. Absolutely breathtaking...beautiful pictures and words to match.

  6. i love flowers .. what do you call in that kind of flower .. so beautiful ..

  7. The pictures and flowers are beautiful as always. Thanks for your kind words and visiting me today.

  8. I was looking for some Morning Glories the other day to include in a post and realized that I had pulled most of them out! I wish I had a spot to let them grow to their content, but in my garden they quickly become thugs...but they are so pretty! such lovley pictures you have posted.

  9. Ah, Liz.......such a tranquil and lovely post. Morning Glories are one of my fav flowers. I tend to prefer 'old fashioned' blooms like Hollyhocks, Sweet Peas, Hydrangea and even a simple cheerful Sunflower! Thank you for visiting my blog and for joining! I just started blogging last Thanksgiving. You have a beautiful family and I have enjoyed the atmosphere you create with your posts. I appreciate the invite to link up~

  10. Those morning glories are beautiful. I really liked the poem as well. Have a beautiful week.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  11. Beautiful morning glories.My oldest has some growing, but is rarely up in time for the blooms to be open! :)
    Thanks so much for the encouraging words today--I needed that!


  12. Thanks for making me take the time to stop and reflect. A very inspiring post.

  13. So pretty! I've never thought of using them as cut flowers--they look amazing!

  14. Your morning glorys are outstanding!!

  15. Awesome pics! Morning glories are one of my favorites. I particularly like your white one with purple streaks.

  16. These are my husband's favorite flower.
    Joyce M

  17. How beautiful! Haven't seen morning glories in so long. Haven't seen anything "blue" blooming since the spiderwort back in the spring. Thanks for sharing!

  18. They are beautiful. I love the white one the most. I only have pink in my yard.

  19. This is post made me smile. Thanks for inspiring me and many others. Really appreciate that you linked up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  20. Those morning glories are too much beautiful. I really liked the poem as well. I only have rose and lotus in my yard. Your arrangement is perfect.

  21. Thanks for sharing over at Cottage Flora Thursday's today! So funny to see you display Morning Glory....they are considered a weed here in the Pacific NW - they climb & choke things out....hate 'em & can't get rid of 'em fast enough! Yours look so very pretty though! xoxo, tracie

  22. Hi Liz,

    Beautiful blooms, and your post! Morning glories remind me of days gone by, rambling along fences in my mothers garden...
    Visiting from Cottage Flora Thursday's!!
    All the Best,

  23. Love the poetry. Such pretty photos and great selection of morning glory's.

  24. Really lovely collection of images. Have always loved morning glories and you have captured them beautifully.

  25. Thank you for sharing your glorious morning on this glorious post.

  26. Your morning glories are utterly delightful, utterly.

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  28. Beautiful morning glories, I loved the way you paired them up with the tarnished silver.

  29. Beautiful phots! Love the colors

  30. Your morning glories are beautiful! I like how you take pictures of them with your vintage things too, so pretty.

  31. Wow those are wonderful silver pieces you have. I love the decorative detail.


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