The first hints of blooms begin to show.
The Wisteria has gradually sent out shoots to climb the drainpipe near the front door. It's a bit more sheltered there so they have bloomed slightly earlier than the main bush.
The pre-blooms look feathery-soft.
A single self-set poppy peeps through the fronds.
Up close and personal.
The Wisteria in full bloom.
The scent has been wonderful this year - if I could bottle it, I'd wear it all year round. I know many people love the fragrances of Lilac and Lavender - so do I, but Wisteria in full bloom beats them hands down!
I've had all the windows open on dry days and the perfume has drifted gently in filling the house with its glorious perfume. It is so evocative of warm Spring days ......if only we'd had more of them this year! (if only we had smell-o-blog so that you could share the scent!)
The blooms are beautiful even in the rain.
I love the raindrops on the petals.
Even I can eventually have enough photos of Wisteria, so here are a few different plants and flowers to delight the eye.
An Azalea just opening up - on yet another rainy day!
The Labernum trees have been fantastic this year too. I think they must have liked the long cold spell.