Our Wisteria has finally struggled into bloom a full month late; and just as it nears its peak down comes the rain. Wisteria does not like rain. The earliest flowers heads braved the weather a full fortnight ago and are now starting to rot.
And rain does one other thing – it drowns out the scent that this ancient Wisteria gives off when the sun shines. As I write this early on Friday morning the sky is once again leaden grey but hopefully we will be spared a fourth consecutive day of rain.
It was last weekend’s dry and warm weather, with sun, that yielded today’s images. All were processed in Photoshop and then taken into Topaz Detail. Detail is a plug-in I am getting used to using. It really does make images ‘Pop’, but more than that it also seems to have a remarkable effect on shadow areas – giving them a luminosity boost.
Sadly I suspect the Wisteria is past its peak, and not really a peak. We will have to wait another year to see if the weather is kinder to it next Spring. Meanwhile – any chance of a half decent Summer?