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Friday, October 16, 2009

Shades Of Purple This Blooming Friday!

Welcome! The Glory Vine bloomed for the first time and here's a
small cluster of the trumpet-shaped flowers. Saritaea magnifica
blooms in the cooler months of September and October.











The Water Spinach, an edible variety of the Morning Glory family has
trailed up the bamboo. Ipomoea Aquatica has arrow-shaped leaves with
milky sap. It's a semi-aquatic plant.









The blooms of the Bush Morning Glory. Like other morning glory varieties
the blooms close at mid-day. This plant can grow up to 1.5 mtrs. Commonly
found on the edge of paddy fields and other low-lying areas. I had picked
this one from the roadside in January.










The bloom of the Long Bean. I find vegetable blooms most fascinating.










Going with the theme, here's a sunset with purple shades:) The skies
look dramatic these days and this is what I captured a few days ago.









For more Blooming Friday posts, please visit our gracious host Katarina
at Roses And Stuff. Thank you for visiting. Wish you all a wonderful
weekend!

32 comments:

Sue said...

The morning glory bloom is the only one that looks familiar to me. I love all the purples!

recipes for the life said...

Very purple and very pretty. The picture of sunset is stunning. And the vegetable bloom too is quite interesting.

Susie said...

Oh I love all these purple hues Kanak. The sky picture is really nice.

Hope you have a good weekend too!

Shailaja said...

No light pollution in your city! And you still get to see such glorious sunsets, lucky you! Bright city lights have robbed most cities of a similar spectacle.

azplantlady said...

Hello Kanak,

What beautiful photos! The flowers are not familiar to me, except for the Morning Glory, but I love the shades of purple.

The sunset is magnificent!

Urban Green said...

WOW! lucky you! You wake up to such beauties...

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Purple sky is gorgeous, as well as all the blooms! The bean bloom is interesting, you are right!

Stephanie said...

It is Deepavali tomorrow right? Are you celebrating? Have a good weekend. I love your glory flowers :-D It is nice to see them in full bloom. I notice you have lots of coconut trees at your place too. What a wonderful place you are at.

Randi said...

Beautiful photos of Morning Glory. The colour is lovely! I can´t believe you picked it from the roadside! You are lucky to live in such a wonderful place.
Have a nice weekend.

Lillebeth said...

That Blush Morning Glory, what a beauty! And how wonderful you´ve captured it. Have a nice week end!

Carol said...

Lovely blooms in tones of pinks and purples Kanak! Beautiful photos all and especially I love the sky with your exotic tree line... it is like a pastel painting. What a color! Carol

lotusleaf said...

The flowers in the first picture look familiar, but I didn't know they were edible.Lovely picture of the sky.Happy Diwali !

rocksea said...

have always loved the purple bean flowers, especially the wild ones!

easygardener said...

I like your theme - the flowers look wonderful - especially the aquatic Morning Glory which I can never resist!

AnnA said...

Nice lilac theme you are showing!
happy Weekend!/
AnnA

Kanak Hagjer said...

Thank you all so much! So glad to read your comments...loved them all!

The sunset view is some distance away from our house. My neighbour's house comes into the frame when I click in the western direction. The coconut trees belong to the owners of the house.


Shailaja, not in our area. It still isn't polluted to that extent.


Steph, we'll have a very low-key affair.

Padma, the edible variety is not in the first photo...it's the second one.

Zindagi said...

as always lovely flowers!

Wish you a happy diwali

Autumn Belle said...

I love your colour theme today. Even the skies join forces to match your lilac flowers. Kanak, Happy Diwali! May you have a memorable and happy weekend with family and friends. Are you making any rangoli this time?

Mildred said...

How very pretty Kanak. What a pretty sky. Wishing you and yours a very nice weekend.

islandgal246 said...

Nice theme Kanak. The saritea magnifica is also known as the bignonia magnifica. It is such a beautiful vine. I love it! Don't know the ipomoea aquatica . Have a HAPPY DIWALI !

Prospero said...

Hi Kanak. I like the Saritaea magnifica. It's a real showstopper.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Kanak what a gorgeous sunset through the trees.
I just love the Morning Glory Bush. Wish they grew on our roadsides.And they grow wild in your area. How great is that.It has such a delicate pink bloom.

ShySongbird said...

What a lovely colour theme you have here and such beautiful flowers.

I have always found the flowers of vegetables fascinating too.

I love the different stages of the caterpillar on your previous post Kanak (I do struggle to keep up with posts!), it would be great if you could capture the final stages too!

Mia said...

A softcoloured romantic blooming today. Lovely flowers and the sunset ( or was it rice..) is beautiful. But most of all I enjoyed the warmth from your picture, it's getting to cold for gardening in Norway :)

Katarina (Roses and stuff) said...

A purple dream! Wonderful sky and lovely flowers!
Have a great weekend!

sweet bay said...

Lovely purples! Purple is my favorite color in the garden. I love that beautiful purple sky too.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Zindagi/Autumn Belle/Helen, thank you for your Diwali wishes. Wish you the same too!! And Helen, thanks for the alias!

Autumn Belle, no rangoli but a lot of diyas...simply love them!


Mildred, wish you the same too. I hope your skies are clear.


Prospero...next year the blooms will increase. But I'm happy with these first ones too!


Lona, although the blooms are pretty, the plant is an invasive variety. In swampy areas they grow in huge clumps. The blooms look beautiful...hundreds blooming at the same time. happy to read your comment.


Jan, thanks for your comment here and for mentioning the caterpillar too. Glad you like the theme and the blooms:-)Hoping to capture the final stage of the caterpillar....


Mia, thank you so much! Through my pictures, I hope I'll be able to send you some more warmth!!!


Katarina...glad to read this! Wish you the same too!!


Sweetbay...I remember your purple shades too. The asters come to mind, and the beautyberries. Thanks.

Titania said...

Love the silky flowers in shades of purple. A beautiful, very dramatic sunset.

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Kanak, I like your feast in purple especially sweet I think the Ipomoea Aquatica is. Have you got pleny of seeds? If yes would you concider a seed exchange?

Have a grear weekend
xoxo Tyra

Kanak Hagjer said...

Trudi, thank you so much!


Tyra, this plant roots easily and I've not propagated them by seeds. Now that you've said it, I'll keep the seeds. I'll let you know...glad you mentioned this or I'd never have thought about the seeds!

Trevlig helg!

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Kanak - what a lovely dramatic sky - and I enjoyed your purple blooming Friday.
K

Kanak Hagjer said...

Oh Karen, how lovely to have you stop by. Thanks for the comment!