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"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?" ~ Mary Oliver

Tag: wisteria

blooming!

dogwood

Apparently, eating better and less is not enough to get healthier, fast! Half an hour of “vigorous exercise” would do it, though, my doctor opines. The ankle I broke last year has 13 plates and screws in it which inhibits me from jumping around, running or even walking fast. But never fear. I decided to walk to the post office today and back. We live on top of a (very) high hill. So getting there (going downhill) was relatively easy. Getting back was another story.

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The real benefit of walking during this mid-Springtime is that it’s easier to notice that the flowering trees are all in bloom and there are lots of flowers growing on the ground as I pass by.

On my trek to the post office, I saw: white johnny jump-ups, lilies of the valley, daffodils and narcissus, of course, lots of dandelions, azalea, dogwood, weeping cherry, crabapple blossoms, apple blossoms, pear blossoms, forsythia and a magnificent magnolia tree (white and so glorious!)

Purple and white lilacs are out, honeysuckle and this morning, I noticed that the wisteria in front of the barn is awash in lavender tendrils for the first time!

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in the gloaming . . .

lavender wisteria by the barn

lavender wisteria by the barn

clematis and wisteria in front of the house

white wisteria and clematis in front of the house


rhododendron and norway spruce

rhododendron and norway spruce

These photos were taken in the evening around 7:45 p.m.