Tag Archives: Morning glory

What’s in my Wash?

Bongo next to a dry washWhenever we go out on my trails my person has her camera aimed and ready and she’s always looking for unusual things to take pictures of.

I wish she’d just enjoy the walk – I mean, nobody cares if there are pictures on my blog.

Unless they are pictures of me, of course.

But my person can take pictures of me when we’re at home. She doesn’t need to take her camera on my trails.

But this time my person really found something unusual to take a picture of.

It’s so unusual that I might have to run back home and get my Detective Dog hat to investigate what it might be.

This thing showed up at a spot where flowers often grow in the dry wash on my trails.

Oh yeah, for those of you who were wondering about the dry wash I couldn’t find recently – it showed up again. Funny how those things happen.

At first I thought this strange thing was another flower growing where the other flowers had been.

Morning glory beginning to open

But then when I looked at it closer I realized it wasn’t a flower at all.

I think it’s some kind of toy.

flower shaped like a pinwheel

It’s a pinwheel!


Posted by on September 19, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Not Time for Flowers

Bongo sniffing a bush with yellow flowersI just can’t win sometimes.

In the spring we get lots of flowers here and I’m constantly having to hang around while my person gets her camera out and takes pictures of them. And it seems like she takes forever.

Then in the fall when the weather cools down we get a few more flowers.

But in the middle of the summer I’m usually pretty safe. Not many flowers grow when it’s so hot.

But I just found flowers on this little bush here.

Maybe if I water it or something my person will want to leave.

yellow flower

Oops. Too late.

I’ve got to move faster next time.

Bongo sniffing a white morning glory

Oh no!

There were a bunch of these white things in this spot a couple years ago, but I thought I’d gotten rid of them because I didn’t see any last year.

Come on, person. Move along! There’s nothing of interest here.


Whew! She went for it.

catclaw blossoms

Hey! What are these doing here? I thought the catclaw were done blooming. What is it with this late bloomer?


Finally, we made it back home. I don’t have to wait any longer while my person takes pictures.

What!? Wait a minute! What are you doing, person?

You don’t need to do that.

orange trumpet vine

I’m not even safe in my own backyard.


Posted by on August 10, 2013 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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Evening Glory

Morning GloryWe 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?

Bongo eating weeds near a morning glory flower


Posted by on September 19, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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