Charming cottage by-the-sea with an entry way of wisteria gives me an opportunity to stop & smell the flowers!
Wisteria flower blossoms remind me of snap dragons or sweet peas, but grow in cascades like grapes on a vine.
Wisteria flower Japanese brush paintings on practice calligraphy paper.
Japanese brush painting – Etegami Postcard
The flowers bloom prior to the fern-like leaves coming in. Look at tiny the leaves are!
Tightly closed flower buds become individual flower buds. When these amethyst beauties open, they become glorious flowers.
After wisteria flowers bloom, tiny seed pods appear. The seed pods look like pea pods with a fuzzy white coating of “hair”. One of the magical things is that these pods burst open at the end of summer. During a hot, sunny day you can hear the pods “popping” open very loudly. This popping of the seed pod throws the seeds with such a huge force that the pod actually corkscrews. As the pod dries, it turns into a brown fuzzy corkscrew. Nature is so fascinating!
Lovely wisteria flowers. Lavender petals cascading down like the flowers on a geisha’s hair pin.
Bees, butterflies & birds all pay their respect & dance at the beauty of Wisteria flowers. My brush dances when I paint wisteria flowers!