Thrive intr. v. 1. To make steady progress. 2. To flourish and grow vigorously.
They started out as a single cutting which I took from a stray morning glory vine growing in the lot next door and added to our garden.
Several years later it has COMPLETELY taken over every inch of space along the backyard fence!
Even though they can become a nuisance, I love flowering vines especially for their tenacity and ability to thrive in less than favorable conditions....and still manage to bloom. Good role models for living life.
Their abundant arrowhead leaves and rope-like vines looping every which way will eventually choke out this year's vegetable plants. But before pulling out the excess morning glories, I wanted to sketch some of them on this rainy Memorial Day weekend.
Can you spot the water damage from the raindrops?
This pen-and-ink sketch turned out so shitty I almost didn't want to post it here.
But it's been five long months since I did anything in my sketchbook and I felt very rusty coming back to it again. I try telling myself I just have to keep practicing, stretch my limits....and maybe one day I'll bloom too.