Saturday, July 04, 2009

After the Rain

Hedge Bindweed or Wild Morning Glory
(Convolvulus sepium )

Bindweed is nasty stuff according to the vast majority of gardening tomes and gardeners - an ebullient, tenacious and invasive weed which should be uprooted from one's patch of greenery as soon as it appears. The flowers and vines are lovely to see though, intertwining their way through the hedges in the park and beaded with rain at sunrise.

As Spencer and I walked along this morning, we noticed that some of the Virginia creepers are acquiring a rosy hue. Our days are growing shorter now, and although there are still several weeks of good summer weather to come, autumn is on its way.


Anonymous said...

Lovely photo. I'm glad we've had plenty of rain this spring and early summer.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved Morning Glories...
Wild ones grow in my back yard, I think the seed was in the ponies hay.
This one is beautiful with the droplets of water gracing it.