Thursday, December 20, 2012
Flower Photos: Morning Glory You Can't Argue About
These photos were taken outside the Ginowan Museum in Okinawa, Japan.
Plenty of the visitors to this blog come to look at flowers, ferns and trees.
So, I'm always on the lookout for new plants to show them.
Being, like a regular guy, I have no clue what I'm shooting, other than, it's some sort of flower.
If you asked me what a pansy was, I'd probably tell you,
"A guy who runs from a bar fight."
In other words, when it comes to flowers, I'm no expert.
What I have to do, is shoot them first and ask questions later.
Lucky, for me, there were two gardener ladies watching me take these photos.
When I asked them what the name of the flowers were, they both said, "Asago."
That's good enough for me.
Just for the heck of it, when I got inside the museum, I spotted a pretty, young girl.
And, showed her the pictures, to see what she called the flowers.
She called them Asago, too.
Three, out of three women, in Okinawa, Japan say this flower is an Asago.
They can't be wrong.
The word for Morning Glory, in Japanese, is Asago.
Back in June of last year, I thoroughly researched these flowers.
That's when I discovered over 1000 types of the flowering characters exist.
But, all the flower scientists tell you, Morning Glories grow on vines.
Not these puppies in Okinawa !
Look at the photos closely. They are on some kind of wooden stems. No vines.
Now, scientists, I ain't afraid to argue with. Bringum on.
Okinawan women, that's another story.
If I didn't learn anything else in my life, there's one thing I know for sure.
You don't argue with an Okinawan woman.
Okinawa is the home of karate.
And, some of those gals carry weapons in their hair.
Did I ever tell you about that time a farmer's daughter came out of the sugar cane field ?
She started to hop on the back of my motor scooter.
The farmer's wife came out of the field, swinging her knife. More about that another time.
Those flowers are Morning Glories.
I'm positive !
The Flower Experts need to visit Okinawa and get updated.
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