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NEWS FLASH:
I NOW HAVE A BOOK PUBLISHED


Titled Wings Over My Texas
Description excerpt: A non-scientific photographic study of over 200 birds, common, rare, and vagrant birds, along the Coastal Bend of South Texas. Areas include Corpus Christi, Port A...
check out the book details on this linked site!!





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7:20 am -- For some reason today blogger isn't loading images stored on their bp3 server [while visiting other blogs I can't get them to load for viewing]. So, I've uploaded my W W images at Photobucket in case they don't load with Blogger Here and Here. They should open in a new window so you won't lose the comment link on the blog window.

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    These two photos I took on Mustang Island - along the sand dunes near the shore.

    BEACH MORNING GLORY
    Ipomoea imperati - Convolvulaceae, Morning Glory Family
    DESCRIPTION: Prostrate, sprawling vine with oval leaves and showy flowers.
    Height: To 4 inches
    Flowers: Showy, white with a yellow throat, 3 inches long and 3 inches wide. Spring, summer and fall.
    Fruit: A somewhat woody capsule
    Foliage: Thick, leathery, succulent, oval-shaped, 1-1/2 inches long and
    2 inches wide.
    Propagation: Seeds, tubers, rooting at nodes
    NATIVE HABITAT: coastal sands.
    WILDLIFE USE: Food for caterpillars of Painted Crescent butterfly. Flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees and other flying insects.

    This morning glory forms long, trailing vines, covering and securing sand dunes. The dark green leaves contrast nicely with the white, yellow-throated showy flowers.

    ~Anni

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  2. I love these beach shots, Anni. These flowers always make my day at the beach.

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  3. a treasure beneath all those mud..

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  4. Oh wow, I didn't realize there was such a thing as BEACH Morning Glories...how special is that!! Amazing that they can grow so well in sand dunes like that. I always seem to learn something new when I come visit you:-) xoxo

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  5. I never would have known about those stuffs if I didn't read :)Great sharing info!!!

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  6. I have seen this flower before and thought it was very cool. I didn't know it was separate species, thanks.

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  7. Really cool my friend.

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  8. Ohhh, beautiful!!!!!

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  9. how beautiful. haven't seen them before. so beautiful yet they look so lost somehow in a way i can't explain...

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  10. I love those shots! Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!

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  11. Bautiful shot! I'd love to be on that dune.

    By the way, my lantana is in a container because it wont stand the winter otherwise.

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  12. i think i have seen these flowers from somewhere before but never thought they live on sands. thanks for sharing anni!

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  13. I had no idea there were beach morning glories either. I love the things you find at the beach.

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  14. I love these shots. The best shots in the world are nature and grandbabies, at least for me. Happy WW!

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  15. I love the beach. I love morning glories. I didn't know there were beach morning glories. :)

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  16. The first photo is really good. The second has nice detail. Thanks for sharing them with us and have a great WW.

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  17. Great shots. I love morning glories. You smoothie looks great. I'll have to try that. Happy WW.

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  18. Isn't life full of the most wonderful little surprises if we take the time to look! I love your new Lady Bug theme!

    I have some Moon Flowers in my yard, but I'm always asleep when they're in bloom. =(

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  19. Why didn't I think of that! I'm going back right now and upload my photo!

    Love yours.

    Have a great WW.

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  20. I'm glad you explained that blogger wasn't loading images. I was having the hardest time viewing peoples WW posts and couldn't figure out the common thread!

    Anyway... nice photos! And thanks for explaining what it was!

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  21. Your blog has a brand new look, I liked it. Happy WW!

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  22. well, it seems that even on sandy beaches, you can find a corner of floral heaven!... these plants must be really sturdy because with the salty water and the ambivalent sea, they need to be strong... seashores can be full of surprises... thanks for sharing :)

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  23. I love these plants along the shore. Beautiful photos Anni. Have a wonderful day!

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  24. Anni,

    The shots of the morning glories are great. Morning glories are one of my favorite flowers. I've never seen them growing on the beach, so this was a treat for me.

    The blueberry banana smoothie recipe sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Enjoy your day and be sure to do something you enjoy. If you have time, drop over to my blog. I've got something for everyone who has commented there this month. ;-)

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  25. Really lovely. It's quite amazing that these lovely plants can grow with no soil

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  26. Beach Morning Glory, what a beautiful little plant.

    Happy WW

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  27. Aaaah, the dunes! Lovely shots, Anni. ThanX for eXplaining the piX problem with Blogger.

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  28. guess we're both lucky enough to experience wild flowers. small beauties popping up for our pleasure.

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  29. Love the sand dunes. I'm thinking about going back to a pond I saw covered in huge lily pads & white flowers. Your flowers are similiar to the ones I saw.

    For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen

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  30. I can see them now!
    Love your new blog design by the way, you always have such cool features!

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  31. I never knew Morning Glories could grow in sand! They sure look pretty.

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  32. I wish I had a beach to visit...beautiful photos.

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  33. I love thos plants. The photos seem to be working now. Happy WW

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  34. I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a problem with Blogger this morning. I used Photobucket too...:)

    Nice pics - we can never go wrong with pictures of nature.

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  35. Love these flowers!

    I'd like to walk along that beach.

    Junie

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  36. hi annie! thanks for visiting again. that photo can DEF be enlarged. come back and try again! happy WW

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  37. Oh how pretty - growing wild along the shore.

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  38. Hi, Anni thanks for sharing your pictures... they're lovely.

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  39. Hello! you have lots of recipe to look forward thanks for sharing, and your picture is great..

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  40. Lovely pictures!

    It's amazing how there are flowers for every environment.

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  41. Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

    These are really beautiful shots. I had no idea such flowers even existed. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  42. Beautiful pictures! I love the color of the sky in the first one. Thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!

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  43. Hmmm ... I dunno how I missed this (or if I missed it actually because my mind is mush) but I was clearing out Google Reader and clicked on over ... just because I didn't remember. I need to learn to put photos on Flickr or Picasa out there in cyber space ... but tonight I'm just about finished.
    Hugs and blessings,

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