It’s time once again for Photo Friday, and this week, I have a staple of spring-time in the South – wisteria. Somehow each year I’m surprised by the appearance of wisteria. I am always waiting for the first azalea blooms, but as much as I love wisteria, I never look for it until I see it, and then I am totally obsessed with it.
One thing that you notice about wisteria is the smell. You get yourself in a spot where wisteria is blooming and it can be overwhelming. Some times you will catch the barest wisp of the fragrance and wonder what it is, particularly if you aren’t anticipating wisteria being in bloom or you haven’t seen the tell-tale purple – or white! – blooms trailing up a structure or peeking out of bushes. Then you remember – oh, that’s what that is.
I desperately want some wisteria for our yard. I want to weave it through our chainlink fences and have it grow up the gazebo. But. I know that wisteria is an invasive species. And that presents quite the ethical dilemma for me. I don’t think that I can just grab a cutting from along side the road and bring it home with me to lovingly transplant it in my yard. I know that I would tend it and it wouldn’t get out of control anywhere but on our property. But. It’s the principle of the thing. It’s a hard thing to reconcile. Kinda like I thought I wanted a couple of bradford pear trees for the yard, but then I read this. *sigh* (We have a pear tree in the back yard – not an ornamental tree, but one that produces fruit you can eat. I don’t know if it’s a problem or not)
(& yes, I know that the stuff is already here and running wild. My decision to not propagate it won’t make much of a difference anywhere but in my head. Kinda like I can’t have one of those mimosa trees in my yard, even though Sweet Husband loves them and thinks they are gorgeous)
I love wisteria so much that I had it tattooed on my body. I guess what I’m going to have to do is order some American wisteria.
I hope that you have had a great week and that your Easter was lovely. My break hasn’t been as productive as I hoped it would be. Apparently I’ve needed a lot of rest because it seems like that’s really what I’ve done. We’ve been in between storm events here on the Coast, and the fluctuating barometric pressure always leaves me on the verge of incapacitation. I’m trying to be OK with how this break has turned out versus how I wanted it to. The weather has kept me from shooting, although I’m still planning an epic roadtrip on Saturday so I have lots of images for future Photo Friday posts.
What is your favorite spring-time flower? I can’t quite decide between the azaleas and wisteria so perhaps I can have both 😉
Welcome to another edition of the Photo Friday link-up! I can’t wait to see what you have for us this week! Our most viewed link last week came to us from Meinhilde at Kiku Corner who took us to Arches National Park. Normally we see gorgeous food recipes so it’s nice to see something different from them! Looks like an outstanding trip!
The last entered link came from Stella at Purfylle who shared her Death Head buttons – I would have never even ever thought to attempt to make them. If you missed them, make sure you swing by and check them out…as well as some of the posts that were added after you added yours.
As always, thanks for supporting Photo Friday and each other. Y’all are the best!!
Without further ado, let’s get to this week’s link-up!