Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Raindrops on...Wisteria


The wisteria is beginning to bloom, just as our first good rainy week of the winter arrives. We are hoping for several inches of rain and, more importantly, several feet of snow in the Sierras which is where we keep our summer water here in Northern California.


Just the other day the ladybugs who every year spend the winter nestled in my garden to emerge on a sunny late winter day, to the delight of all visitors, were covering the yellow argyranthemum. Today I imagine they are finding a cozy dry spot...or at least I hope they are.

But for now, Northern Californian humans are happy that we are getting at least a little more rain, and therefore snow, to help us get through the coming summer.    


                                          And maybe fill the well for the fairies.




8 comments:

Cindy, MCOK said...

I thought of you today as I passed a wisteria blooming at a neighbor's. Yours is already prettier!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

That ladybug photo is splendid. We are supposed to get your rain in a couple of days. I am terribly excited.~~Dee

Layanee said...

Already? Wisteria? I can almost smell it. Those fairies have quite a nice life there in your garden.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Oooh, Wisteria! It'll be months before mine gets going. I adore the little well, good job.

fairegarden said...

That is all just the best, Leslie! Love everything, but the fairy well made me gasp with delight!

Leslie said...
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Robin Ripley said...

Will you please give me lessons on pruning my wisteria to be as gorgeous as yours? Mine is a tangled mess.

Gail said...

I am so glad for you! Love, love, love the ladybug photo. xogail