Pink Saturday: Vigna Caracalla

on a recent visit to the beautiful and awe inspiring National Cathedral in Washington DC

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we spotted a vine outside the Herb Cottage Gift Shop,

across from the Bishop’s Garden

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even in the steady rain it begged for a closer look

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we had to juggle the umbrella to keep the camera lens from getting wet

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getting close was a great idea because not only is this Snail Vine (Vigna Caracalla) gorgeous to look at … but it is oh SO very fragrant as well … another name for it is Corkscrew Vine

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~*Happy Pink Saturday*~

Visit Beverly for lots of Pink Saturday links

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I would also like to bring your attention to

Monica Magness’ amazing Pink Artist Project … this month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month … read all about it here

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there is still time to make a donation to benefit breast cancer research along with a chance to win a piece of artwork (61 different wonderful prizes)

take care of the girls …. get checked

36 responses to “Pink Saturday: Vigna Caracalla

  1. This is a great entry. The arch to the Bishop’s Garden is fantastic. It makes me want to step right thru the arch for a look about. Love the photos of the corkscrew vine too, how very interesting. The raindrops add a lot to the close ups.

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  2. Happy Pink Saturday! Love your photos – especially that arch! 😉 thank you for sharing!

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  3. Good Morning, Patty!
    Seriously…I get busy for a few days, come back to visit and you’ve posted twenty more times! The featured vine for today is EXQUISITE. Your photos are amazing…such an eye for composition.

    The arched doorway leading to the Bishop’s Garden…I sat and stared at the photo…all the different stone used in the creation of the walls, the arch, the pavered path, …

    You can bet that my next visit to DC will include this historic building!

    xo
    Sue

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  4. Hello Patty. Beautiful baroque architecture .
    The blooms are lovely. Great shots.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Pink saturday and nice weekend.

    Regina!

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  5. oo what a wonderful plant!! your photos are beautiful! what a great place to visit…hope i get there someday….one of my girlfriends took a trip to DC this summer and she came raving about how wonderful it was!! i’ve always wanted to go….maybe next year!

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  6. Hi Patty! I love the arched doorway and that plant is like sweet peas on steroids!! I love it, how fantastic! xo

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  7. Patty, your pictures are lovely, I have never been to D.C. and now I really want to go!

    Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great Saturday!

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  8. wow, how cool is that! that is a really odd-looking flower, but very pretty at the same : ) Btw, Patty, your photography skills are amazing!!

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  9. Gorgeous pictures. I love, love, love them. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by for a visit. Hope you come back and visit again soon. Have a wonderfully Pink Day.

    Smiles,
    Ana
    A Petite Cottage

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  10. What wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing them with us and standing in the rain to take pictures so we could see the blossoms. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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  11. Lovely photo series and beautiful pink blossoms. Happy Pink Saturday to you ;–)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  12. Gorgeous pictures , exquisite flowers!

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  13. Very pretty!! I would love one of those in my garden! I will have to write it down in my garden journal – that I shall start today!

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  14. Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! From one magpie to another, I love your style!

    Happy Pink Saturday…

    XO,

    Sheila 🙂

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  15. that vine is gorgeous!!!!

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  16. aww such beautiful photos Patty, so lovely to see the places you visit….

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  17. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  18. Gorgeous vine – I wish I could smell it through the computer screen! I love the National Cathedral. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  19. Ooo…that Snail Vine absolutely takes my breath away.

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  20. Your photos never cease to amaze and amuse me. Wonderful photos. Happy Pink Saturday, even though it’s Sunday here.

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  21. Such lovely photos…the archway entrance to the Bishop’s Garden looks a thousand years old – infact it looks as if time has stood still !

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  22. Hallo Patty ,
    You visit me Yesterday and you ask me this:
    Cute pictures! Do you know how to drive this truck 🙂
    This is our first born daughter and she is learning to drive this big car .
    She will be the driver of a ambulance and therefor she must do that .
    And no I’ll cannot drive a car , I’ll never learn even so I’ll never learn English ;o)
    Love from me , Rini

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  23. I am stunned that there is such an extraordinary flower, and I never saw or heard of it. Just splendid!

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  24. ok, i’m turning it into a pink sunday haha although it’s more purple and blackish for me since i’m getting into halloween gear. the snail vine is amazing, don’t remember seeing it so beautiful, as is the gothic arch 😀

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  25. Hi Patty!
    Loving all your fabulous photos! Hope you are well!
    Alison xx

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  26. Oh so gorgeous, stunningly beautiful, all of it, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  27. I have never ever seen anything like that vine. It’s just gorgeous and if it’s growing in D.C. I think I can grow it here. Thank you for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday. 🙂

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  28. As I looked at the top photo, I thought, “Herb Cottage” — Hmmm! My kind of thing! And then to scroll down — well, what a treat! Your photo is beautiful (as are your fall photos in the post at home). I’ve not heard of this vine, and it is absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. You are the best blogger I know. And I know a lot of bloggers, Patty. Loved the snail vine…I want one.

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  30. Patty what beautiful photos!!! So glad you decided to explore further and shared with us!

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  31. Patty~
    These photos are beyond beautiful. You would never know you did any juggling… You have an eye for all things beautiful.

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  32. fab photos

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  33. An amazing flower! HOW does it get pollinated? Invitation only? hee hee. Thanks for sharing. You always give a great virtual garden tour. 🙂

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  34. Fab photo tour Patty, I wonder if they do sleep-overs in the gift shop, sigh… Mx

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  35. That looks like an amazing place to visit. Your photos are beautiful. I have never seen a snail vine before – what great shape and color.

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