Reach Out and Grab Someone

ADDING TO ANIMALS SPOTTED TODAY ;-> Meep, meep!

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It has been a drizzly, rainy day today. This is the best kind of rain – it comes down slowly enough for the ground to absorb it instead of running off and doing damage somewhere.

But this morning about nine o’clock, the light was just marvelous, so I was out stalking this vine that has seemingly manifested over night. We’ve been watching it creep up the pole. This morning, there were actual flowers on it. I think they are some kind of morning glory, but not sure. They were going to sleep when I visited.

What is really strange, though, is that there is about an eight-inch gap between the fence and the crook. This determined little vine grew up in the alley, scaled the fence, and somehow managed to get its tentacles over that chasm to latch onto the crook.

How does a plant know that there is a target nearby to strive for?

The very next day . . .

This morning, the flowers were out to greet me. So pretty! ;->

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About judilyn

RV'er, foody, caregiver, knowledge seeker
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11 Responses to Reach Out and Grab Someone

  1. gypsy97 says:

    I believe that most, if not all, living things can communicate in some way. We just think of how we communicate, in words, pictures, etc., as the only way.

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    • judilyn says:

      You’re no doubt right! This morning the vine was about six inches longer than yesterday. I tried to encourage it to continue its journey around the crook part of the pole. There was plenty of vine to wrap around, but after three tries, and three rejections, to help it along, I gave up and left it to its own devices. It clearly didn’t care to have any human interference. It will be interesting to see what it does tonight when no one is looking! ;->

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  2. Clanmother says:

    A lovely capture! And a wonderful welcome to a new day.

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  3. Sherry says:

    I can see why you like it, it would make me happy too.

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  4. bjdewell says:

    Nature is incredible. I love the surprises we find, if only we take a minute to look. The blue flowers are beautiful. 🙂

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