Sunday, April 29, 2007

Wonderful, wonderful wisteria

Here in the UK apparently we've had the hottest April for over 100 years.

I'm sure in years gone by the wisteria has not flowered this early. However it would appear that the conditions must have been absolutely perfect for it because everywhere you go it is in full and glorious bloom.

Nowhere more so than in the centre of Taunton up the walls of the four storey very swish and expensive Castle Hotel.

I won't apologise for posting five separate pictures of it. Suffice to say they don't even start to do it justice. It is absolutely awesome!
What a shame that, like its equally ostentatious mate magnolia, it is so short lived. A perfect reason to capture it on film

12 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

A beleated Happy Birthday! The Wistera certainly is beautiful. I don't blame you at all for all the photos!

meggie said...

Thanks for the wonderful photos.

Carol E. said...

Wowowowowowwww!! Thank you for posting so many pictures of the awesome wisteria! Just beautiful.

Chookyblue said...

I love to see it but it kills my sinuses. Thanks for the picks. Spectacular

amy said...

What beautiful pictures!

Screen Door said...

I bet it smells beautiful...

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Incredible! Thanks for sharing these shots, the blooms are amazing.

Libby said...

Oh my - it's just beautiful.

McIrish Annie said...

Happy birthday!! The wisteria pics are fabulous! You are like me! I am jumping feet first into "365" and using my fabric willy-nilly. Glad you are along for the journey. I am starting June 1. (hopefully).

let me know how you like those Crocs.they don't look particularly comfortable to walk around in but I see gals wearing them everywhere!!

mamaspark said...

BEEutiful wisteria!! Wish I could see it in person!!

Hedgehog said...

Saw gorgeous wisteria when I was in London last week - no leaves at all here in Vaasa! Guess I can just have spring several times this year!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I want to go there!