Morning glory


Our yard wall and pergola is smothered in morning glory. I know it is a weed, but it is so beautiful and the most amazing colour. Very hard to capture this colour; it is a deep indigo that turns red and pink inside, it seems to glow with its own light. By the afternoon the flowers have folded themselves away. I think it is part of the bindweed family and we call it ‘withywine’ back in Somerset, where it is white and smaller. I first saw this plant in Portugal and was very happy to find that there is a lot of it here in Jimena.

I used watercolours, pen and wash and pearl white nail varnish ( Ha! Didn’t work very well, that bit).  Anyway, I was feeling a bit Georgia O’Keeffe (I wish…! ) when I did this….

Here are the real flowers in all their glory on our pergola in the morning (spot the bee :-))