Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday


Thunbergia Grandiflora
A.K.A Bengal Clock Vine or Blue Sky Vine

Thunbergia Grandiflora


Hello guys! I hope you are all having a good week. I just wanted to let everyone know that I managed to injure the Ulnar nerve in my left arm about 3 weeks ago, I have no clue how I did it. It’s getting better, but I really have to limit my activities with that arm and it is a slow healing process. I’m still going to be reading; unfortunately my commenting and posting will be almost nonexistent for the next few weeks. Just because you aren’t hearing from me doesn’t mean I’m not around. I’ve got my eye on you guys! :-) I’ll be back posting on a regular basis as soon as I can.

24 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Beautiful photo, what is it? I love it. Hope you're feeling better soon.
Marnie

Jamie and Randy said...

I'm sorry Marnie, I forgot to put that in the post. It's Thunbergia Grandiflora.:--Randy

sweet bay said...

Sorry to hear about your arm! Hope you are feeling better soon.

The Thungergia is beautiful. Love the color.

Darla said...

What a stunning flower!!! So blue. Geez, take care of yourself, been wondering about you..

Phillip said...

Hi Randy, sorry to hear about your arm. I hope it gets better soon. Gorgeous photo as always - I bet the whole vine is spectacular in full bloom - is it doing that?

Andrew said...

That's a very beautiful vine! I hope you're arm recovers quickly. I guess you'll just have to relax in your garden...

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I hate to hear you hurt yourself Randy. I hope you heal soon. Blue sky sure describes the color of this sweet vine.

Gail said...

Sorry to hear that you injured yourself. The flowering vine is lovely...a very nice blue. gail

Deborah at Kilbourne Grove said...

Randy, please take good care of yourself and try not to rush the healing process. It is tempting to try and do just a "little", but you can end up setting yourself back.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well I've been missing you... Sorry to hear of your problem. Take it easy--and hurry back soon.

Beautiful vine/flowers. Love that color.
Betsy

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Hmmm, isn't Thunbergia also the genus for black-eyed Susan vine? I like this blue fella much better. Hope your arm feels better soon. My niece is studying for an anatomy and physiology final--will ask her what that ulnar nerve is!

Les said...

With something as nice as that to stare at while you recover, the time should go by fast.

Teresa said...

Such a beautiful vine. I just love it. I will look for one of those next year! I hope you feel better. Amazing how handy (no pun intended) those arems are!

lynn'sgarden said...

Ooh, this is a new plant for me..beautiful! Such a true shade of blue, too! Did you hurt your arm moving those statues in, randy? Heal quick, lots to do in the garden comes fall...

Jamie and Randy said...

Thanks for the well wishes everyone! Some of you have asked how I hurt my arm. I don't know what happened. I had just finished cutting the grass and I was taking a shower and I suddenly realized my ring and pinky finger on my left hand were completely numb. They had been that way for three weeks and FINALLY this week the numbness is going away some. The nerve was either pinched in my shoulder or elbow. At any rate bendig my arm makes the numbness in my fingers A LOT worse so I have to type as little as possible until the nerve heals. Just this little bit has made them go numb again. I'm very confident from my progress this week all is going to return to normal. IF I do what I'm suppose to, which I am. :-)Talk to you all soon.- Randy

Cameron (Defining Your Home) said...

Hope your arm/hand is better!

Love the color of that blue! So pretty.

Cameron

Annie in Austin said...

Saw that covetable vine once on a garden tour - you caught the color so well, Randy!

Hope you heal quickly and completely.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

GardenJoy4Me said...

Oh No ! that must hurt like the dickens ... ugh ! and not knowing how you did it is scary because you want to make sure you do NOT do THAT again !
Those are such gorgeous flowers in a beautiful blue : ) When I think Thunbergia .. you know which ones come to mind first .. Black Eyed Susan vine in the oranges .. LOL
Hope you feel much better by now .. I am behind picking posts too ;-)
Joy

Cindy, My Corner of Katy said...

Randy, I'm so sorry about your arm. Having had carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands/wrists years ago, I know some of what you're going through. I hope you can make yourself rest up!

That Blue Sky vine has more blooms than I've seen on any here. My late pal Amy called it Pig Vine because it took over the area where she planted it; ran like crazy up into huge live oak trees; and only had a few paltry blooms to show for it! Much as I love the color, I haven't planted it for fear of that happening in my yard. BUT I did buy Thunbergia battiscombei today, $2 for a 3 gallon plant. For $2, it was worth seeing what happens if I fertilize the heck out of it and stand back.

Jan said...

Sorry to hear about your arm. Take care. Love the blue flowers on that vine. Is that a leaf from a cypress vine I see in there?

Jan
Always Growing

Caroline said...

Stunning. Get better soon!

Frances said...

Oh Randy, I am so sorry! I hope this finds you better and will keep you in my thoughts for a complete recovery. Do take it easy, okay?

Frances

Jan said...

Just checking in to see how you are doing. I hope you are mending and will be back gardening soon. Enjoy sitting in your lovely garden until then.

Jan
Always Growing

Garden Lily said...

Randy - I had something similar, but it was a nerve running from the spine on the outside of the arm, into the hand. Remarkably (even he was not optimistic that the relief would be so sure or immediate) a good upper cervical chiropractor did a re-alignment of my neck, and the pain (which was non-stop for 4 weeks) was gone within a week, and the tingling in my hand was gone within the following week. You can read a bit more in my post here. I hope you will come to full recovery soon.