Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Morning, Glory!


A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. ~Walt Whitman

A few summers ago, Phil and I were driving in the country when we came upon this house. It was covered in morning glory vines! It does not translate as beautifully through the camera lens as it looked in real life, but take my word for it, it was stunning! I asked Phil to stop and I began snapping. But little did I know there was a watcher waiting in the back of the house. And he came running out HOWLING at the top of his lungs!!! Turned out this little hound was the star of the show instead of the morning glories. And he really was a glory himself. I wanted to stay and snap more, but being as this was in the boondocks, Phil was afraid that someone would come out with a shotgun any minute. So we sped off to the sound of distant baying.

“Moses and Aaron told the People of Israel, “This evening you will know that it is God who brought you out of Egypt; and in the morning you will see the Glory of God. Yes, he’s listened to your complaints against him. You haven’t been complaining against us, you know, but against God.”
Exodus 16
 

20 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I love all the color on your blog Ginny. The header is gorgeous. Love the house in the boondocks. And where did you find that sweet dog?

Flowers are the poetry of earth. Unknown.

Love, sandie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All those Morning Glories are beautiful. The pup has that sad,yet cute face.He looks like he just needs a friend.

Annie said...

Love morning glories. There's a house down the road from us that has them growing up the remains of an old tree every season. It's the prettiest scene.

That hound was a little sad sack. But - a cute sad sack.

reana claire said...

Give God the Glory... the morning glories are really beautiful!!

S. Etole said...

What a great bunch of color. That little doggie looks like he needs a friend.

Ma said...

Very cheery!

Sandra said...

i clicked on the first photo to see all the glory of the glories and spied the dog before i went to the other photos.. then i was glad you showed close ups of the dog. love the house love the vines love love love the dog.... and Phil was right, baying hounds might bring out a shot gun or two.... i would like to live in that house.... it is ME to the bone

Mary said...

Morning glories are among my favorite flowers. When they are in full bloom they are a glorious sight. I obviously love blue flowers :-). Have a good day. Blessings...Mary

Tamago said...

Wow the vines and flowers. The house is really beautiful! And the woofie is very cute :-) Glad no one came out with shotgun. LOL!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a beautiful dog!!! This must have been such a wonderful scene :)

SweetMarie said...

What a cute little country house. :) The flowers are so beautiful! That puppy dog is adorable! I wonder what that is around his neck? GPS or a device to keep him from barking??

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a cutie pie dog he is. I drpped that package off at the post office this morning.
My basket was a gift. We watched the neighbor's animals when they went on a mission trip to honduras. They brought the basket back for US.

Mary said...

Ginny, I'm jumping back in to answer your question. If you sawthe movies Ryan's Daughter or Far and Away you have seen the Dingle peninsula. It is a beautiful place and the last in Ireland where the Irish language is still the first language of its residents. Blessings...Mary

Filip and Kristel said...

The dog looks a bit sad. Nice garden.

Greetings,
Filip

Ann said...

Love all those morning glories. The greeter is quite the handsome guy too. I don't blame you though for hightailing it out of there.

Dee said...

Your blog is so pretty....and that house is perfect to be decorated by morning glories. The hound is adorable....love his face. He is doing his job. :)

Betsy Adams said...

Pretty little doggie... BUT--I'm glad you all got away from there quickly. One never knows what kind of people could have come after you. Some people don't like their picture (or pictures of their home) taken...

Pretty Morning Glories though.
Hugs,
Betsy

LC said...

I am much happier when I watch for and appreciate evidence of the glory of the Lord rather than focusing on and complaining about imperfections in circumstances, myself and others.

SquirrelQueen said...

Those morning glories are so pretty. It looks like that house is very well protected. He is one very cute little dog.

Rose said...

Oh, my, both are glorous! I can just imagine the morning glories. We had them at home....