The Wisteria on our doorstep is being exceptionally cautious this Spring. It has been on the cusp of flowering for several days now and yet seems reluctant to commit itself to full bloom. However, the little leaflets, soon to be leaves, are slowly unfurling and I have a grandstand view of this process. It’s a process that I have watched for the last 30 years, yet I am still intrigued and amazed to watch it happen on a daily basis.
In the field of Medicine we seem to know so much: in the field of genetics and embryology for example. But the evolution of Spring remains a process steeped in mystery and wondrous to behold.
This little curl of leaves measured one inch across when I shot this image at the weekend. In two days it has doubled in size. The weather for the coming week is dull, intermittently wet and cool. Not ideal for a Wisteria. Will she or won’t she flower this week? You’ll see the pictures when she does.