Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wistful


Strangely enough the word wistful follows wisteria for definitions in the dictionary...

The beautiful blue flowers dangling delicately across the arbour does fill one full of yearning.

Standing beneath its massive expanse, having grown for more than 50 years in this very spot allows one to focus not only on its grace but to consider all the pleasures it has witnessed and that have come to pass in the garden which lies at the end of its boughs.



Like most of the pleasures in Nature standing alongside the memories of our everyday lives...


20 comments:

Lori said...

oh, that is so lovely Susan...i bet it smells just heavenly in that spot!!!

Cottage Garden said...

Beautiful arbour. It feels befitting that wisteria follows wistful - I could dream for hours under such a peaceful, fragrant canopy - just lovely ... and so is your sweet sleeping kittie.

Jeanne
x

Pondside said...

I'll have to enjoy your wisteria while I wait for mine to bloom. We have a beautiful wisteria, but we are high enough up that it doesn't bloom until June.
I love the thought of all the life that yours has seen - wonderful, wistful, watchful witness.

Toni aka irishlas said...

I absolutely adore wisteria and this is a beautiful specimen. I could see quiet moments sitting under its delicate, fragrant blooms on a warm spring day. Just lovely!

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

For years, when I lived in the higher elevations of Oregon I used to long to grow Wisteria... but alas, it was just too cold in my clime... until we moved to California. Now I have one Wisteria that's only two years old, and has a long way to go before it looks like your gorgeous arbor. I love the idea that your arbor holds the memories of pleasures witnessed for more than 50 years. If only plants could talk... xxxVicki

Ines said...

Hi, my dear-

a wonderful picture!
I love Wisteria, too! It looks lush and protective over this veranda!
Your kittycat is dreaming so sweet :-) I love it to watch sleeping pets! They breath so peaceful.

Hugs, Ines

josiekitten said...

What beautiful wisteria - I love it! And you just can't beat a photo of a sleeping cat. Obviously very contented.

Karen from A`Musements said...

Oh how gorgeous, Susan! You really know how to tempt a girl all the way out here in Oregon, especially with your beautiful kitty girl as part of the eye candy. Wishing you some of the bright sun that is finally showing it's face here today!
xoxo
Karen

Lana of Honeysuckle Lane said...

Susan, that is the most beautiful wisteria vine I have seen! I can imagine the continuous buzzing of bees while it is in bloom. I love to stand near mine while the bees are buzzing all around.

The Victorian Parlor said...

It's gorgeous! What beautiful pictures but the one of the kitty is my favorite:).

Blessings,

Kim

Christine LeFever said...

Simply beautiful and so is meow.

Christine

snoopydog said...

I just love wisteria. It's one of those magical, inspiring bower plants that seems to burst from seemingly 'dead' woody stems to produce the most beautiful delicate blooms and leaves. It's beautiful! So is kitty! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Ros

Julia said...

Absolutley beautiful! When I was pregnant with my first daughter, a mama robin made her nest in the wisteria that surrounded our home. She built her nest on the underside of the vines, which happened to be right outside the big picture window. We got to see the babies hatch and grow up, just by sitting in our living room.

June said...

The sight of it, just makes me sigh big time Susan. beautiful!
hugs

Sweet William Primitives said...

Just beautiful Susan! Enjoying your pretty music playing too! I so want another visit to your neck of the woods! Have a lovely day!

Doreen said...

Absolutely beautiful! Wisteria is always something I've wanted to attempt growing and never seem to do. Perhaps this shall be the year.

Wishing you a lovely afternoon,
Doreen

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Susan yes I'm planning a bit of a cook up today...Passionfruit Slice and a cook up with Vicki!!!
We had a beautiful wisteria in one of our places and I left a lot of memories behind in that garden...a lovely post, Dzintra♥x

Julie said...

Hi Susan,
The Wisteria is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! I have never seen or smelled Wisteria in my life. I have only seen it in pictures!! I am not sure if we can grow here in Wiscomsin, but i am going to find out.
just Love the photo of your kitty sleeping!!! Why is it that a sleeping cat is just peaceful to watch?
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! post.
Julie

Suzanne said...

Hi Susan, that is a beautiful wisteria. So full and thick, and quite established! Lovely to think of it following the word wistful in the dictionary.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

I'm so envious of your wonderful wisteria! How marvelous to have such a magical garden, my own is overgrown and no wisteria alas!

Jane