Monday, August 30, 2010

Morning glory du jour

I was up at the crack of dawn today as I had lots planned to do. I was rewarded with a profusion of morning glory blooms which I snapped up after having some coffee. The light was perfect and the morning air was sweet.

I am so happy with the first morning glory here. It’s my favorite so far.

DSC_0515 copy 2

I had lots to do because we were gone most of the day yesterday. School begins Monday and that means dressing accordingly. Gone is the summer office attire and the easy mornings of just slipping into a t-shirt, capri slacks and flip flops before heading to the office.

Over the years, I’ve had a tradition of going through my wardrobe the weekend before school starts, sorting out the things I’ll be wearing, and just generally getting it all ready. There was laundry to do, slacks, skirts, and tops to press, and some hemming that needed addressed. All that and a quick trip to the mall in DE – home of tax free shopping – where I got nearly everything I needed at Macy’s, as the sales were pretty darn good (and I had coupons, so they were even better).

I even picked up a couple of things to wear through the fall and into the winter. I love getting a good bargain and today I hit the jackpot.

DSC_0513 copy 2

And then I came home and looked at the morning glory photos I’d taken this morning and was even happier.

DSC_0522 copy 2

It’s doesn’t take much, does it?!

Because I’ve been so busy, I still haven’t yet read all of your answers to yesterday’s Q&A, so if you haven’t heard from me, that’s why. Well, it’s either that or I’m unable to respond because your e-mail isn’t visible to me. In that case, you can do this (if you desire).

Hope you all have a good start to the week. And, as ever, thanks so much for stopping by. It’s always a pleasure having you visit.

Oh, and speaking of visiting, if you’d like to see some absolutely gorgeous photos of dragonflies, visit my friend Sharon at A New England Life. Her dragonfly captures are simply wonderful. (And I stole my post title from her).

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

34 comments:

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I would be extremely happy if my photos turned out that well also:) Just beautiful! How did you get such a light colored background?

Jack said...

Nice shots of the Morning Glory. Here the blooms are almost completely white. I've never seen them that color!

Mary said...

Oh Kate, these are gorgeous!!!

sharon said...

Thank you so much for sharing your morning glories with us! I'm suffering from allergies today and your pictures brought a little sunshine into the soul!

A New England Life said...

Kate you are shameless, stealing my post title like that! Because you have such gorgeous Morning Glory shots I'll forgive you this one time. But don't let it happen again! ; )

Thanks for the shout-out, too.

mrs mediocrity said...

I have those same color morning glories, and I took some photos of them this morning, but wasn't happy with any of them. Your shots are gorgeous! Love a good bargain, good for you!

Fearless Nester said...

Your morning glories are looking mighty purdy there Kate! ~Lili

Char said...

gorgeous shots - sounds like a wonderful shopping day

Hilary said...

Glorious glories!

Lisa RedWillow said...

They are very stunning.
Have a great start to your week

Holly said...

I cannot take a good photo of a morning glory. I've tried all summer!

Jayne said...

Those are just stunning Kate!
I didn't get to the weekend questions because they required way too much thought for me... lol.

Jill of All Trades said...

I love morning glories too. The Hubby is not so fond as you have to replant every year but I LOVE. Have a great day my friend. Carla

Mental P Mama said...

Spectacular! Have a wonderful day!!!

deborah said...

Loving your morning glories! They have overtaken my backyard! I love a great sale too, sounds as if you had a nice day shopping!

Deb said...

beautiful morning glories...have a great 1st day back to school...I bet it will be a crazy day with all the kids back...

The Weaver of Grass said...

How I wish we could grow Morning Glory here Kate - I sew the seeds but it comes up like a poor, weedy relation - we are neither hot enough nor wet enough methinks. Yours look lovely.

Andi said...

Happy first day! :) Did you wear something new? That is always the most fun! As usual, your photos are awesome, the post processing is just wonderful for them. I am working on learning my elements program!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

These are fabulous photos. Hope your first day back of non-summer-hours work is a good one.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I luv your MG pictures. But, I hate the darn things in real life, they try to take over my garden and yard.

Beautiful pictures.

altar ego said...

Awesomeness. Totally.

Oliag said...

Love these exquisite photos Kate!

...and I love your tradition of preparation for the school year...I can still remember preparing as a child and the thrill it gave me. Somehow tho when I go shopping now I never have much success in finding what I want/need...

Daryl said...

Shopping and morning glories and you .. 3 of my favorite things

Kim @ Two Good Cookies said...

Simply gorgeous!

ELK said...

oh the tree photos are magical and filled with beauty.. hope you had a good first day, mine was today too!!

Linda Higgins said...

absolutely beautiful!

CherylK said...

Pretty, pretty blossoms and beautifully captured. The colors are just amazing.

WarPony said...

I LOVE Morning Glories. I have been TRYING to get them to take over a part of my yard with no luck.

Your pictures are just stunning. LOVE them.

Donna S. said...

Lovely pictures!! First time I think I didn't answer the questions...have to admit a couple were hard to answer. Congrats on bargains...love them too, but I'm not a good shopper. Off work today for my birthday. Sat down by the riverfront & red for a couple of hours on this overcast, breezy day. Loved it!!

Jeanne Walker aka Rileigh's Lolli said...

One word........

G L O R I O U S

Kacey said...

Those morning glories are just beautiful!! Love them.

You -almost- have me motivated to clean out my closet!

beth said...

how did i miss these amazing flowers.....wow !

and i never shop at macy's but maybe i'll go and check out the sales over there :)

Emom said...

Wow! lovely....smiles.

Bonnie said...

Oh Kate, I love your photos... the morning glory is, well, glorius! Keep 'em coming! Adore your blog too...