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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pink to Purple...

Last week the flowers I featured in posts were all pink; this week they are purple. This is the Wisteria that is blooming behind our garage beside my composting bins. I absolutely love it's beauty but it can and will take over if not managed intently and this has grown far beyond where I would have liked. It's especially hard to manage since the neighbors put up the privacy fencing and created a dead zone that neither one of us can get to so the wisteria just grows and grows.
The bees are working this quite intently and when I was out there taking these photos they kept checking out my violet colored shirt as well. The pollen has reached a status of MISERABLE and we are all living on Walgreen's brand of Zyrtec. 

The mail was such a disappointment today - just junk. It all went straight into the trash. When we get everything paid off we will get hardly any 'old fashioned" mail. Perhaps I will start writing REAL letters once more; there is just something special about taking the time to sit down and compose a letter by your own hand and then mailing it to someone. A little note of brightness! Something you would not expect.... hmmmmmmm... I have a few minutes before I have to get ready for work. Perhaps I will drop my address book and see where it opens up and then write someone a SURPRISE!

5 comments:

  1. Recently I decided to start sending the grandkids letters, so they will grow up knowing what it was like before mail delivery is gone....
    Love your wisteria!
    ~~HUGS~~

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  2. With the advent of internet, live chat and blogs we don't seem to do 'snail mail' anymore. I am in a craft forum and participate in swaps so I am always delighted to receive an envelope/parcel that doesn't have a window face in it! People don't seem to have pen friends anymore either as they now email each other. I still have all the letters my mother sent me when I first moved a long distance from home and sometimes I re read them and they bring back memories.....can't do that with an email 20 years from now :).

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  3. I love the wisteria! I am partial to anything purple. :) I hand-wrote letters to my great-aunts over Christmas and they were so happy to get them. It is so nice to receive a letter or "thinking of you" card in the mail.

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  4. Oh Wisteria...I love Wisteria. It's so beautiful! Tell me----is the Wisteria the reason for the bee activity? I'm thinking I may plant some flowers in my garden to attract some.

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  5. Gosh Becky, your Wisteria is out soo early, no sign of it yet here in UK. but the blossom on the trees is in full bloom just now.

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