Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Wisteria by Windows and Water

Flowers line the walls of Blackwell, a house designed in the Art and Crafts style. As it is June the Wisteria is in full bloom, glimpsed here through one of the small stained glass windows.  For an expansive view of the surroundings one can walk over
and sit on a window seat to gaze over the lake.  This particular day was overcast but with little wind.
Windermere was like glass, the only ripples from the small boats sailing along.
A more rustic view of Wisteria on a country cottage. Patience is required when growing this plant and though it thrives on neglect it does demand regular pruning. Grown from seed it can take 20 years to bloom, from a grafted plants it may only be a couple of year although it took a friends seven years to flower.  It was worth the wait seeing it spill over and through their pergola. Perhaps in a 100 years it may end up like this one.
St Bees Head
And lastly a winding coastal path on top of the cliffs of St Bees weaving its way through bluebells which I include because I am amazed they are still with us a month after they have usually long gone, the  result of late blooming after the coldest spring for 50 years.  I wonder what they think of the June sunshine. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday - a wander through the alphabet

13 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

Two wisteria in a row! Did not anticipate that. Nice.

ROG, ABCW

Gemma Wiseman said...

Beautiful scenes! I love the weeping beauty of wisteria and the last scene of bluebells is enchanting!

Nana Jo said...

So beautiful ... to wander along that bluebell path, and gaze at the vista from the window seat .... such bliss! Where is this lovely place located?

Hildred said...

Yes, serendipity. Your Wisteria are lovely. My son tells me his were seven years a-blooming and so I run the risk of not seeing my little vine bloom, but someone will enjoy their fragile beauty.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures, great compositions with those nice windows, I really like!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots. I love wisteria. There is some that grows wild in a park near my house and it completely covers a bunch of trees.

LONDONLULU said...

Wonderful wisteria - they don't bloom long enough! Beautiful photos and also lovely water scenes.

richies said...

Love the Wisteria on the country cottage.
An Arkies Musings

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Our wisteria took several years to bloom and even now puts out few flowers. Branches and leaves abound and we have to keep hacking it back so it won't attack our neighbor's house. I think it needs more sun to flower better. Love your views.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful scenes. Just love them.

Kara said...

I love wisteria. The shot of it through the stain glass window is lovely.

LONDONLULU said...

Just popping back in to say thank you for looking up the Pennsylvanian Dutch word! I googled it too - fascinating indeed. We're not far from Pennsylvania Dutch country - the owner (who is originally from the Netherlands) must have wanted something with a 'local' touch:)

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

wisteria is a popular flower with this meme.