Wisteria

It’s Wisteria time. It comes hot on the heels of Plum Blossom, Apple Blossom and Bluebells. All are subjected to the vagaries of the British Spring. The wind blasts the blossom off the trees so that it looks like it has snowed. The frost nips the petals. Rain flattens the Bluebells, and the Wisteria suffers from all of the above.

DSC_9648Our Wisteria has struggled into blossom this year, now over two weeks later than some previous years. Every time I have thought about getting out with a camera, the weather has conspired to ruin the opportunity. Yesterday it poured with rain for most of the day (and it has been darned cold) and that has not helped at all.

_DS75813I have been promising images to some of you for well over a week….and still I don’t have any decent images from this year. So, as they say in cookery programs, here are some I made earlier – years earlier. But they will give you some idea of how this gnarled old beauty springs into life given the right conditions – and the scent is wonderful.DSC_9643

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About LensScaper

Hi - I'm a UK-based photographer who started out 45+ years ago as a lover of landscapes, inspired by my love of outdoor pursuits: skiing, walking and climbing. Now retired, I seldom leave home without a camera and I find images in unexpected places and from different genres. I work on the premise that Photography is Art and that creativity is dependent on the cultivation of 'A Seeing Eye'. I'm not averse to manipulating images to produce derivatives that may sometimes be far removed from the original.
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12 Responses to Wisteria

  1. Sue says:

    My wisteria took longer to flower this year, but is glorious now! And the fragrance! 🙂

  2. oneowner says:

    I had wisteria in my former home and it was gorgeous, just like this. I sure do miss it.

  3. shoreacres says:

    Wisteria is one of my favorites. I saw white growing wild in Mississippi a few years ago, and it was glorious. Just now, I’m amusing myself by looking at your photos first with my left eye, and then with my right. I had my first cataract surgery on Wednesday, and have a brand, spanking new “near” lens in my left eye. (“Far” will be in two weeks.) I’m astounded at the difference it’s already making, even though I was told it could be as much as a week before things really settle down and the final result can be evaluated. It truly was astonishing: five minutes for the laser cataract removal, ten minutes for the lens implant.

    Now, I believe I’ll look at your wisteria for a while longer!

    • LensScaper says:

      Glad to hear the surgery has gone so well, Linda. I’ve never seen this growing wild, and I don’t recall a white one either. Pitym I can’t sernd you over a bottle of the fragrance!

  4. poppytump says:

    It makes such a wonderful complement to the brick work of your house Andy 🙂 I’m seeing some lovely displays around now .
    As you say the fragrance is not something forgotten in a hurry …

  5. Chillbrook says:

    One of my favourties Andy! The entire front of my Mum and Dad’s cottage here in Cornwall is covered in wisteria and it looks fabulous, as does yours! 🙂

  6. Meanderer says:

    I love Wisteria. How wonderful that you are able to grow it. What a lovely display!

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