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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Beach Morning Glory




The tolerance of harsh conditions which some plants show amazes me. On our recent beach holiday I took time to look more closely at this common trailing beach plant which is native to this area as well as other similar coastal areas here and overseas.




Here you can see the plants thriving on the dunes, helping to stabilise this vulnerable, windswept area. Late afternoon you can see the shrivelled remains of the day's flowers and tomorrow's promising buds.










The shapes of the leaves and buds are filled with wonderful curves.




Early in the morning each day's flowers open wide.




A very delicate flower for a plant which has hardy leaves and grows in a seemingly inhospitable environment.
Another of God's beautiful surprises for us to enjoy in nature.

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34 comments:

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Fantastische Bilder...

Liebe Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Angela Häring-Christen said...

First picture: This isn't snow, this is sand :-)
In Switzerland I only see snow!
So wonderful, this colours!
Great pictures!
Greetings
Angela

Giga said...

Jest im trudno, ale chcą żyć. Śliczne kwiatuszki. Drugim zdjęciem jestem zachwycona. Pozdrawiam ciepło. *** It is difficult for them, but they want to live. Beautiful flowers. The second photo is delighted. With best wishes.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

On this bitterly cold and snowy morning in Italy these photos are a wonderful welcome back to your blog.

Wenche said...

Amazing what flowers can grow through :0) Wonderful and beautiful shots as alway :0) Have a nice day ! :0)

Bengts fotoblogg said...

Lovely flower, great shots.

Bren said...

Wonderful post, so glad you did a photo journey for us, reminding me to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Beautiful photos as usual :-)

Gone Country said...

Beautiful photos!

Your beaches are lovely... untouched and unspoiled. Our beaches here are lined with houses, motels, hotels and condos.

Karin M. said...

Soooo beautiful pictures .. what the nature in the sand produces is amazing..great color...
Greeting Karin

Filip Demuinck said...

The dunes and the plants are just amazing. The second picture is my favorite.

Greetings,
Filip

geanina said...

Lovely flower and colors are fantastic :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

It's amazing that they grow right out of the sand! WoW! =)

Sylvia K said...

Yes, it is amazing to see such lovely flowers growing on the beach in the sand! Terrific! Wonderful captures and colors as always! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Sylvia

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful images, a truly amazing plant. Outstanding pictures.

marijke said...

Nature creates a lot of beauty. So is this plant.
Have a lovely weekend
Marijke

Desirae R said...

Wonderful set and very neat!!

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

Love this series of shots! Please come on over to enter it in my 'Weekly Top Shot.' We're on Week #16 and I'd love to see you share with me and my readers! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=6115

Linda R said...

Such beautiful and tranquil photos. And your macro shots are amazing!!

Hugs, Linda

Marianne said...

Das ist ja faszinierend, was da am Strand wächst.

GLG Marianne ♥

Debbie said...

grogeous shade of purple. i love the droplets on the flower and the second shot, that's really special!!

Kala said...

What a beautiful series of images seeing the flower go from bud to bloom. And the color is fabulous.

Robert Nicolaescu said...

Very nice photos! I like your blog!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

superb images! i love all of them.
it's really hard to pick a favourite.

i'd love to go there right now.
it's so lovely!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I always enjoy coming here and seeing nature presented in such a beautiful series of carefully taken photographs. You are a gift. :)

Nadege, said...

An amazing little plant...you present it so well. Great captures especially the macro.

Karen said...

A beautiful series of shots!

Angie said...

So lovely, Karen. Calming in feel. Love these images.

lisa said...

What a wonderful little plant, and I have never seen anything quite like it. So nicely seen and captured by you!!

Thank you so very much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a wonderful evening!

lisa.

Sherri B. said...

Your photos take my breath away...between the images and the lovely music, my stress just went down a few notches. lol...thank you!

Pat said...

Gorgeous photos! What looks pretty ordinary at a distance is so beautiful up close.

thefisherlady said...

absolutely and completely exquisite... the one with water droplets took my breath away! Isn't God good!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

Ruby said...

Amazing shots!

Jana said...

fantastic discovery of beatiful nature details! thanks for the good moodin those amazing colours (depths):-)

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