Beach Notes by Guest Writer Suzie Cheel
This morning as we were leaving the beach I noticed that the Morning Glory was in flower.
Although this is a creeping vine that is often seen as a weed, I love the color and like to see it flowering on dunes at the beach. Sometimes purple, mauve, periwinkle blue, deep aubergine or white.
I then reflected on the name ” morning glory” and know there are many meanings besides the name of the flower.
- any of the various twining vines that having funnel-shaped flowers that close late in the day
- a band of clouds
- a sparkler
- a wind squall
- a horse who performs well in the morning but fails to fire in actual races
- “Morning Glory” is a song by British rock band Oasis
- and many more – Google definitions
Morning Glory reminds me of the beauty of nature, the varying colors, patterns, textures, the contrasts that I experience each day on my beach walk.
How often do you find two words which separately and together have such rich meanings?