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April 11, 2014


An Old Wisteria and Spring



Nothing that you see here was planted. At least not by us. It was planted by the original homesteaders of this land over 120 years ago. Originally there was a farmhouse here on this little knoll behind our house. The wisteria wrapped around a porch that surrounded the front and side of the house. It was huge then and if I can locate an old photo we have, I will post it.

Wisteria Behind Oaks

Wisteria Behind Oaks

In addition to the wisteria, there are privet hedges still standing here and there, calla lilies, narcissus, naked lady lilies, many walnut, oak seedlings and huge trees. There used to be an entire orchard in the distant pasture but they’ve all fallen over in recent years, tho we do still see an apple on the old tree. I believe it’s called a “Lady Apple”. Years ago they were small but very sweet! And very buggy!

Wisteria + Trees

Wisteria + Trees

The tree which moves some to tears of joy 

is in the Eyes of others only a Green thing that stands in the way. 

Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, 

and by these I shall not regulate my proportions; 

and some scarce see Nature at all. 

But to the Eyes of the Man of Imagination, 

Nature is Imagination itself. 

~William Blake 

16 thoughts on “An Old Wisteria and Spring

  1. I for one love the disheveled randomness of nature. Mother takes care of everything and all you have to do is relax and see, smell and feel. Love wisteria and how grand to see it volunteer year after year.

  2. Gorgeous. Wisteria blooms around here, too. When I painted realistically, I did some watercolors of it. Enjoy such beauty. We have some gorgeous scenery here, too. Winter is about to depart till next year. Xoxo

  3. So many stories in this one spot. Too many for the trees to recall all of them. the wisteria blooms and continues to bless. What a lovely post. Felt like I was meandering about the area with you.

  4. Wysteria is gorgeous! I love it, but the hubby refuses yo grow it in our yard because it is invasive. When we retire to the countryside you better believe it will be on the top of my list!

  5. You know wisteria is one of my magical mystery mistresses…Wonderful!

  6. Breathtakingly lovely as well as a sight for eyes made sore by too much snow followed by mud.

  7. Ohhh…see, now my brain is going, wondering about the homestead 120 years ago….the stories that wisteria could tell of the lives back then. I wonder about those things when I see the abandoned and decayed. There’s a bigger story that I always seem to thirst for. Oh, but how lovely it lives on for you (and us) to enjoy.

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