We have two main wildflower seasons here. In late spring and early summer the cactus bloom, and then in late summer and early fall other things bloom. So right now I have to drag my person along when she tries to stop and take pictures of all those flowers.
I got lucky with this morning glory plant. It’s called morning glory for a reason. Morning is when the flowers are open, and then they close up for the day. So whenever we walked by the plant the flowers were closed up and my person had nothing to take pictures of.
But something strange happened. We walked by and there was a flower in full bloom. I think somebody needs to straighten this plant out. Its name is not evening glory. Come on flower – close up quick. You’re not playing by the rules.
That flower didn’t listen any better than my person does sometimes. It stayed open showing of its full glory – its full evening glory.
What else can I do? Guess I’ll chew on a few weeds until my person puts her camera away. How’s that for glory?
September 19, 2012 at 10:35 am
I didn’t know you liked flowers, Bongo!
September 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm
Sweet Kitten, it’s my person who likes the flowers. She makes me hang around while she gets her camera out. But the weeds are good. I think my person should take pictures of weeds.
Long Life Cats and Dogs
September 19, 2012 at 10:48 am
Maybe the flowers body clock is out and it thought the evening was morning? Good find Bongo!
September 19, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Susan, this flower is definitely confused. And I thought I was being so clever by only taking my person on the route past those flowers in the evening.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
September 19, 2012 at 10:55 am
The flower must be on a different time zone 😉 Very beautiful, thanks for sharing Bongo so your person could take a picture!
September 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Misty Shores, that flower must not know that we don’t go on Daylight Savings Time in Arizona.
September 19, 2012 at 11:59 am
what a beautiful plant Morning Glory is, and your Evening Glory. I have a whole big bush covered in these flowers but mine are deep blue and sometimes pink. Weeds maybe weeds but when they are that glorious they become plants.
Remember your tummy if you eat those other weeds >>>>
September 19, 2012 at 12:29 pm
Patreciau, I think most morning glories are blue or pink, but we only have white ones here. My person says she agrees with you that some weeds are beautiful. We used to have a morning glory plant in our backyard and my person let it stay because she thought it was so pretty.
September 19, 2012 at 1:58 pm
Maybe the flower bloomed just for you??
September 19, 2012 at 3:08 pm
Misaki, my person says it bloomed just for her – but it must have been for me too, because I got to crunch on some tasty weeds because of it.
September 19, 2012 at 2:10 pm
Sometimes when it’s time to go to sleep, I’m just not tired. Maybe that morning glory flower is just not tired. If you see it tomorrow, eat it. It looks delicious.
Love and licks,
September 19, 2012 at 3:09 pm
Cupcake, I’ve never tried eating flowers. They just don’t smell right. But I may have to check this one out. Maybe the flavor of the weeds nearby rubbed off on it.
September 19, 2012 at 2:20 pm
Maybe this one’s just not a morning person?
September 19, 2012 at 3:10 pm
Delft, that must be it. It doesn’t like to get up in the morning – just like my person. That’s why we usually go on my walks in the evening.
September 19, 2012 at 8:14 pm
My grandmother has a flower like that in her garage that she calls a Moonflower. Maybe they’re related? Very pretty!
September 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Jen, I think they are similar.
September 19, 2012 at 8:48 pm
I think you are a lucky furry creature living where you live. Your people are also lucky. I came to AZ this summer and I loved the nature there. One of my dream vacations is in the middle of the desert. So you guys live every day my dream vacation 🙂
September 20, 2012 at 11:11 am
Cristina, I know I do live in an awesome place. I love it here – especially when I get to go out on my trails.
September 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm
I think he stayed up just for you, Bongo 🙂
September 20, 2012 at 11:14 am
Angels Whisper, he must have heard I was coming.
September 20, 2012 at 1:17 am
…evening glory huh? Well why not… next to you all beings flourish!
September 20, 2012 at 11:14 am
Marina, we have unusual things on my trails. They don’t always follow the rules.
September 20, 2012 at 5:27 am
I didn’t even see a morning glory so big than that one 😮
Maybe she needed a bit more of raysun.
September 20, 2012 at 11:17 am
YouKai, our morning glories are big here. I guess that one liked the sun and forgot to close up when it came out.
September 20, 2012 at 6:57 am
Wow, that morning glory looks so beautiful, Bongo! I think that she breaks the rule for you and your person as she wants two of you to enjoy her beauty!!! Thanks for sharing her picture, Bongo! 🙂
*whispers* Yes I wanna see the weeds picture, too! hee hee…
September 20, 2012 at 11:18 am
Kevin, I’ve been trying to get my person to take some good weeds pictures but I can’t seem to get her to cooperate.
September 20, 2012 at 9:28 am
Gorgeous flower. I believe that plant is datura. It has beautiful blooms but is dangerous to eat (relative of deadly nightshade), so don’t give that one a taste. Just enjoy the lovely flower.
September 20, 2012 at 11:19 am
Shary, thanks for the info on the plant. They don’t have a good eating kind of smell, so I haven’t been tempted to try them.
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September 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm
Pretty flower! Ginger says if you water it several times you wont have to stop and look at it anymore… heheheh
September 24, 2012 at 4:58 pm
I think Ginger’s right. One watering might make the flower stay longer, but several will surely make it go away.