Friday, January 27, 2012

A New Web Friend From Brambleberry Cottage

Only this one I met in person first!  I was shopping with a couple of friends last weekend and found the perfect stroller for our little rescued Maltese in a thrift shop in a neighboring town.  I'd just paid for the stroller when another lady came up with a cute little Yorkie to inquire about the same stroller.  I found out later that her name was Liz and that she has a gorgeous blog here on Blogger.

We exchanged pleasantries and I gave her one of my business cards with the painting of CiCi on it (you know I can never resist showing off my baby!)  Today she left a comment on my blog here as well as emailed me. 

To make a long story shorter, I've spent the morning looking at her beautiful blog and came across a post of hers on "Morning Glories"  The photos are spectacular but I think she may have some bindweed there instead of true morning glories (sorry, Liz!)

I've long been enamored of the bindweed that runs rampant on our farm and even painted some a few years ago.  I entitled the painting "Glorious Strangler" because that's what bindweed does to any plant around it.  Not only does it strangle out plants but it also puts out some sort of substance from its roots that helps prevent other plants from growing around it.  Not a plant that plays well with others but very, very beautiful nonetheless.

Please go take a look at the way Liz has arranged and photographed these flowers and you'll probably agree with me that their beauty far outweighs their nasty nature!  Thanks so much for the photographic eye-candy, Liz!


Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Oh, how sweet you are, Jan, to pay such compliments about my blog! It was delightful to meet you and to discover that we can now be blogging pals.

Hmm...about the morning glories. I'm certainly no expert, but I thought the bindweed had triangular leaves, whereas, common morning glories had heart-shaped leaves...which is the case of those on my farm. Either way, they are gorgeous when blooming, so they will most likely continue to be a part of the beauty of my farm. ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

Jan/ said...

Hey, Liz, thanks for stopping by again. I'm not sure about the difference between morning glories and bindweed. I know when I first started painting bindweed I tried to find out as much as I could about it. There were so many differing opinions that I never could feel absolutely sure which was which or even if there is a real difference. I've written to our local ag agent to see if they can tell me & when or if I hear back, I'll let you know.

As you said, it really doesn't matter because they are just gorgeous flowers & I let some seed out even knowing how they can take over an area just because they are so lovely.