Flowering Wisteria


I am very proud to announce that my Wisteria has got flowers this year!

I am living here since 2010. The poor Wisteria was cut down to the ground when I moved in. I did not cut it since 2010, and it became a better-grown climber. At the other side of my back fence, where it grows, are big waste bins. Every morning people from the workshops open the lids against the fence breaking off the new growth. There never were any flowers.

This year the climber gave me at least 20 strings of flowers.

 

It is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9, and prefers moist soils. It is considered shade tolerant, but will flower only when exposed to partial or full sun. It will also flower only after passing from juvenile to adult stage, a transition that may take up to 20 years. It can live for over a hundred years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisteria_sinensis

Nostalgia. The daily Post. Photo Challenge.Nostalgies(Afrikaans)


Nostalgia

What kinds of experiences stir emotions for the past within you?

For this challenge, show us what nostalgia means to you — perhaps a moment or scene that makes you feel wistful, happy, sad, or somehow longing for the past. It might be with friends, family, or by yourself — anywhere, any time of year.

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Sheep with lambs in a paddock.

Reminds me of spring time in years gone by, farming with goats while I was still a teenager.

Skape met lammers maak my nostalgies.  Dit herinner my  aan die jare van boerdery met melkbokke.

Springtime makes me nostalgic. All new life, blooms, bees, warmer weather. Just wonderful.

Bloeisels

Kowhai blossoms

Trompie also enjoys spring more than wet winter.

Trompie geniet ook die warmer weer.

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 5


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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 5

I love to photograph flowers with

droplets on their fragile leaves.

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Camera: Canon EOS 450D

No tri-pot

No editing

Cherry on top: The Daily Post, Photo Challenge


Michelle says

The cherry on top. The icing on the cake. Or, as the straightforward folks at Oxford Dictionaries explain it, “a desirable feature perceived as the finishing touch to something that is already very good.”

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CHERRY ON TOP

Not only a lovely rose but also

an ant on top.

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