Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Flames and Flowers


Philippe lit his big bonfire this morning, Paul joined in the fun. In no time at all the heap of woody rubbish was reduced to ashes.


The wisteria is looking amazing right now and it smells delicious.  The honey bees and bumble bees are having a wonderful time.







18 comments:

  1. So you also have a visteria (beautiful), wait until Tom S. will see it.

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    1. I don't think he reads my blog.

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    2. Why would we want to wait for him to see it?

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    3. Because he was envious of Cro's wisteria.

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    4. I didn't mean it literally.

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  2. Ha ha, I like Yael's comment!
    Wisteria always grow in beautiful places!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. It grows very quickly out here. The bees love it.

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  3. Wisteria comes out om May 9th here. You are quite ahead of us.

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    1. That's a very precise date! Everything seems a bit earlier here this year, the lilac is out too.

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    2. For 15 years I walked past some wisteria on a church fence on my way to my office near when I parked my car and I started to note when it came out each year. It averaged 9 May up until 2002 when I stopped walking that route. I also have figures such as this for the arrival date of the house martins at my previous house.

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  4. Love the effect of the first photograph - something of the impressionist painting
    about it.
    The wisteria is beautiful.

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    1. Yes, the fire does look like a painting doesn't it?

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  5. That first photo looks like a painting! Lovely Wisteria, a symbol of spring along with daffodils. (but not here !!)

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    1. My favourite time of year. Doesn't seem so long ago I was admiring all the jacaranda trees in Oz.

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  6. When I walk past mine, the perfume is amazing. Someone told me recently that fires were no longer allowed; I said, in which case don't tell anyone.

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    1. A ridiculous law to ban them completely in a rural area.

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  7. We frequently have a "burn" as well. I agree that your picture looks like a painting! I'm not sure wisteria would grow here, but it is so beautiful. Do the blooms last very long? -Jenn

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    1. The blooms last for about three to four weeks. Then you get the occasional bloom that crops up throughout the summer, peeping through the leaves. Smells delicious at the moment.

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