Day 229: Something Beautiful—Glory of the Morning

Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.

Maybe you knew already. Maybe you were like me when I first saw the Moon Flower and thought—”looks a lot like a Morning Glory.” The late night beauty and morning starlet are related. The family name? Ipomoea. The largest genus in the flowering plant family, Convolvulaceae, with over 500 species. And, did you know that the sweet potatoe is related?

The warm periwinkle blue is my favorite. I’ve grown them and watched them with utter and complete pleasure. Climbing, twisting, closing late morning. Shy beauties—bellezze timide.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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