Photo Essay

A Day in the life of a flower

Morning Glorious

I planted Morning Glory seeds on a cold, bleary morning. At first I thought they were weeds ,but I was mistaken!

Over a summer I was able to observe and photograph the daily life, and death of the Morning Glory. In my mind's eye I was able to see beyond the simple flower. It is a work of art. A flower is not merely a flower, it is life.

I photographed from sunrise to sunset,in natural light,using my Canon 20D camera with a Canon Macro lens .

The Morning Glory's awake each morning, their buds looking to the light. Not all are able and some retreat to try another day. Each open flower provides beauty for us and food for whoever is flying by. Delicate by nature they will wither if we interrupt their daily life. Constantly reaching for the sun their vines grow taller and taller. As darkness descends and the sun sets, so do the flowers retreat. Some dying, and some curling up, waiting for a brand new day.

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    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (2 Apr 2010):

    All of these photos are magnificent! So is your story. vote yes.

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  • Agnieszka Sulikowska

    Agnieszka Sulikowska gave props (4 Apr 2011):

    love the photos and the story.

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