Thursday, April 2, 2009

The Wisteria is in Bloom!


If you haven't experienced springtime in Birmingham, bless your heart!   For the next week or so I hope to give you all a glimpse of just how absolutely, spectacular this season can be.  Today, wisteria in bloom .   A lot of folks around here will tell you that wisteria can be a bit unruly ( invasive ). Well yes it can!  We try to overlook that this time of year,  when it's hanging from trees and telephone wires,  as gorgeous as can be.  I' m sharing several photos today because the blooms won't last long!

27 comments:

Olivier said...

après le jaune, le violet ;o)) belles photos des fleurs, j'aime cette couleur qui me rappelle les champs de lavande de mon enfance

after the yellow, purple ;o)) photos of beautiful flowers, I like this color reminds me of the lavender fields of my childhood

Kim said...

I had to gasp at the rich color, V. Can't wait to see Birmingham's spring abundance. I so miss the wisteria that (talk about unruly) covered the balcony and 1/2 the steeply pitched roof of my next door neighbor's house. My kitchen windows looked right out onto it and every year I would look forward to its bloom.

I have a song for you. It is called Wisteria, and it is by Richard Shindel (a performing songwriter I've heard live a couple times and really love) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97dOq9ybnQ8
Your post today is a real treat for me.
-Kim

Bibi said...

I adore wisteria, and it reminds me of southern France for some reason. I like any flower that is lavender or purple.

Babooshka said...

Follow the Yellowbrick road to Witeria Lane. You are having a laff aren't you? I will tiptoe through the tulips with your, amongst the golden daffodils of my adopted Brum. Wisteria is a beauty we seldom see here. Superb larger images today.

lisasarsfield said...

I adore the bottom photo! Lovely and delicate!

Halcyon said...

Who cares what people say about the wisteria... it's beautiful! And it makes a nice subject for a photo.

Marie Reed said...

I can almost smell the flowers! Achoo!! Darn hay fever:)

Julie said...

Well, children can be unruly, yes? It is all in the training, yes?

Wisteria is absolutely gorgeous: the colour, the shape, the hanging.

You know of course, as you luxuriate in Spring we slide into Autumn. Now I have nothing agin Autumn, 'tis my favourite season. It is just what it harbings ... is that a word? I'm sure you know what I mean.

cieldequimper said...

I love wisteria, I still have to wait a little in Versailles!

Rambling Round said...

Wisteria is one vine that is easy to love no matter how high it climbs in through the trees.

Daryl said...

Ahhhhh ... at first I thought, She's nutz those are delphinium .. but upon closer perusal I have to admit they are indeed wisteria ... lovely.

Thérèse said...

Like the unruly curls of a child...
Simply beauriful!

alice said...

Oh, wonderful grapes and color! And your light is so special (I'm rambling, am I not?). I have not seen any of them in bloom here, so I think Alabama has an early spring? I made my "purple series" too, last year or even the year before, I don't remember (if you are interested in).

Upi said...
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alice said...

You understand Bergson's comment?

Babzy said...

beautiful !!!

JM said...

Wisteria blossoms are already getting dry here. Wonderful shots!

PJ said...

Yes, yes, yes! The wisteria is in bloom and I love to see it wherever it blooms.

valeria said...

I so L-O-O-V-E Wisteria! I wish I had a garden enclosed by a round stone wall and I wish a big beautiful wisteria would cover (invade) it!

marley said...

I love the photos and B's opening line! Wisteria is always gorgeous in spring and this one is no exception.

Ken Mac said...

Moses would enjoy that shade of purple!

Bob Crowe said...

And I thought wisteria was one of those things in William Faulkner novels that nobody really understood. Beautiful floral shot but I might be horticulturally handicapped by a childhood spent surrounded by concrete.

Virginia said...

Bob,
Most things nobody really understands come from the South! This ain't no asphalt jungle.

PS If you're flying business class to Paris, I don't want to see one single photo of you and C. laid up in those fancy leather recliners!!! Comprenez vous???

Juergen Kuehn said...

Great abundance of blooming in Birmingham. I love the clothed in purple Wisteria vine. In Marburg we must take time for the spring blooming.
Juergen

Dusty Lens said...

Lovely flower, and I like it even more that it is a bit unruly, none conforming.How would you describe the color, lavender or periwinkle?

Virginia said...

DL, Purple as the day is long!!!

Jilly said...

beautiful shots of wisteria. It's out here too and I keep meaning to stop the car, park and take some shots. You've convinced me!