About the Photo

Well, spring took a long time getting here, so I took a long time changing this photo.

My wisteria is blooming! It is so pretty, and it lasts such a short time, and it is so much work keeping it from devouring my garden and my neighbors’ gardens on either side. But it sure is pretty.

Here is one that is even more beautiful than mine. I discovered a cemetery in Oakland designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, known as the designer of Central Park in New York City. The wisteria was planted next to a long trellis and was meant to cover the whole length of the trellis. It did, and then jumped the fence and grew through a large tree near the trellis. Absolutely breath-taking! It put on a fine show for several years until the gardeners cut it back. I haven’t been there this year to see what has happened.

There are other plants blooming in my garden. The roses are just starting, the nasturtiums bloomed all winter, as did the calla lilies. The nasturtiums treat the calla lilies like Olmsted’s wisteria treated that huge tree. Red and yellow and white – very pretty.

Bugs and butterflies and weeds are happy, and so am I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “About the Photo

  1. I just realized the comments don’t match the photo of the moment! Doesn’t matter, everything I posted is beautiful (I think) and your comments are all so nice.

  2. this photo reminds me of the Badlands in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation… only they are more stark than this photo… I love the beauty, and I love the selfie… take care my friend and thank you for sharing…

  3. Sometimes my life feels as if there is no time for me to enjoy things such as the beautiful colors of fall. Usually just drive by and look, but to get out and touch them or smell the fall air would be really cool. Im working on getting out more today. thanks for sharing and for your posts.

  4. I love the calmness of the water. It is something we all long for, calmness and to reflect the peace we receive as our healing progresses….
    I feel as if I can sit and stare at it for hours as I desperately need some calmness in my soul.
    Blessings

  5. It is so true; about serenity and beauty. We sometimes forget that there are so many beautiful things out there.
    Thank you for sharing it.

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