Friday, September 3, 2010

Spring arrives in my garden;

Wisteria in all its glory in my garden; please click pic;

Subtle changes are here overnight. The wisteria's branches are still bare but covered with fat buds wanting to burst into all their purple splendor.
Where ever I look they are all ganging up to make the best of spring. In the wild garden Hovea has put on a purple show with its small pea flowers. Birds are busy gathering dry sticks and grasses to build their temporary shelters to rear their young ones.
Tiny frogs well hidden in foliage are simultaneously calling and answering, " are you free"?
Spring in my area is short but very sweet.

Lines Written In Early Spring by William Wordsworth

I heard a thousand blended notes,
While in a grove I sate reclined,
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts
Bring sad thoughts to the mind.

To her fair works did Nature link
The human soul that through me ran;
And much it grieved my heart to think
What man has made of man.

Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And 'tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.

The birds around me hopped and played,
Their thoughts I cannot measure:--
But the least motion which they made
It seemed a thrill of pleasure.

The budding twigs spread out their fan,
To catch the breezy air;
And I must think, do all I can,
That there was pleasure there.

If this belief from heaven be sent,
If such be Nature's holy plan,
Have I not reason to lament
What man has made of man?

William Wordsworth 7.April 1770 - 23.4.1850 was a romantic at heart. He was born in spring and died in spring.


  1. Liebe Titania,

    ich hoffe Dir geht es gut. Deine Blütenpracht ist wundervoll. Die Wisteria ein Traum, ich habe mir auch ein Bäumchen gezüchtet, es ist zart rosa und duftet, aber nun leider erst nächstes Jahr wieder. Dafür beginnt nun der schöne Herbst, den ich auch sehr mag.

    Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Zeit, liebe Grüsse Melontha

  2. They smell so sweet.
    Thank you for this poem of Wordsworth.

  3. For sheer romanticism in the garden, it's hard to beat wisteria.

  4. I love wisteria and planted one in a house I was renting - it twined itself around the wrought iron railing of the verandah steps and the fragrance was so beautiful. Unfortunately my landlady didn't share my thoughts and coming home one day she (and her husband) had chopped it down, roots and all. They even cut and removed the rose bushes I had planted. But I do have some photos of this womderful plant.

  5. Beautiful! If you follow my blog, I'll follow yours. That goes for everybody, hers the link,

  6. Magnifico glicine...
    E' un albero che cresce molto in alto e si arrampica in ogni dove... purtroppo il mio l'ho dovuto tagliare perchè i suoi rami si erano attorcigliati in torno ai fili della luce !
    E' stato un grande dispiacere per quanto era bello !!!
    Grazie della visita.
    Buona serata :)

  7. I absolutely LOVE Wisteria. When we first moved out here to the desert, I actually tried to grow it one year. Silly, silly me. This is definitely not the climate for Wisteria. Nice to see that it works where you are.

  8. Thank you for all the comments.