Back in late spring, my mom and I planted a garden. One item she planted was a morning glory plant. When she planted it, it was no more than a foot high, with just a few small leaves on it. Pretty soon it had woven itself through half of the chain link fence that surrounds our garden and even made its way over to the sunflower plants and wound its way up them. Problem was, even though it was growing like wildfire and spreading like a weed, there was not a flower in sight! Not one tiny bud! Pretty soon the plant got out of control (can we say “Feed me Seymore?”) and my mom said that within the next few weeks, she’d have to start ripping it out (no small task considering how much winding and curling it had done!). It’s a good thing she didn’t though, because a few days ago she happened to be looking out the window and spotted one small flower. Each day this week a few more have bloomed then the day prior. The early morning rain shower we had today added the perfect amount of water drops to this elusive plant!
I know that morning glories only bloom once, and once they close at night, that’s it for them, but I wasn’t sure how quickly they close up. So…just before dinner tonight, I set up my tripod and decided to take a picture of the flower every five minutes until it closed. I began just before 4pm, and ended just after 7pm, but only because it was too dark to take a picture. I put them all together into a time lapse video of the flower closing up. (Three and a half hours of running in and out of the house for a 12 second video! eesh! I’m nuts!)