Asagao

Morning Glory is a flower that used to represent so much of my Japanese summer, especially during my childhood. Somehow I’d totally forgotten about its existence, until one morning recently. I found a fence covered with blue Morning Glory on my walk, and picked¬†two flowers and a leaf from the vines to bring back home. On my train journey home I followed the¬†blue ribbon as the fence ran trackside.

 

Come the night both flowers had wilted, but then I found three tightly packed buds hidden behind the circular petals. The next morning two new flowers bloomed with the last flower opening the morning after. Every morning was a surprise as each of the flowers were in different shade of blues. I really liked that the petals had neat folding lines, in between those distinctive star-like spikes… but how do they grow like that?

 

So simple, so organized.

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