Unfurling

A purple convolvulus (Morning Glory) unfurling on a mid-August afternoon.

Although temps are high – and the humidity at present very uncomfortable – I like this time of year when Summer begins to give way to Autumn. I love the softer light, the more mellow sound of bird-song, the whirring and droning sound of combine harvesters late at night, the gathering in of the crops.

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39 thoughts on “Unfurling

    • Many thanks David. It’s interesting to see how flowers are formed from bud to full-flower stage. I expect it is open and revelling in all its Glory now! I saw a bud on the same plant tightly wound into a spiral but I didn’t have success photographing it.

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  1. I love this time of year, too. Well, not the fact that the garden looks past its prime, but all the rest. I just have the ordinary kind of morning glory. These sure look interesting.

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    • Thank you Fergie. It’s just wonderful during the transition between Summer and Autumn: all that fruit and flower and creatures and all those colours – oh: and the soft light!

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    • Many thanks Adrian. I sometimes forget about the background when I’m going for a macro shot but this time I was very aware of the soft one-colour backdrop! I photographed another of these blooms today – tightly wound in a spiral. Will post shortly.

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