And so Spring begins with Wisteria, Bird Song,
Birds Nests and the many fragrant perfumes with this
"Cecil Brunner" rose in the background just leafing up!
Welcome everyone to this splash of these most
gorgeous shades of mauve and purple!
Isn't this Double Wisteria a most spectacular display
cascading over this solid timber pergola outside
our Sunroom window?
It is this Wisteria which is one of the first
displays heralding the opening of Spring
here where I live on the South-East Coast of Australia.
Wisterias are commonly comprised of a single flower
but this double variety seems to have more
shades of purple with its density!
I picked a piece to display on a kitchen vignette
as I thought the beautiful purple shades blend
so beautifully with the whites and
the tarnished silvers.
Sitting above this narrow Oregan timber table
is a vintage Railway Station clock
displaying a collage just completed by moi.
There are almost shades of blue in there too!
How could you not fall in love with such beauty?
A tarnished silver plated tea set!
A few odd vintage time worn spoons and cake forks!
A couple of old mixing bowls
And a few gifts from nature in the form of
gum leaves, seeds, pods and a few
shells, driftwood etc.
I even remember my grandmother mixing cake
in these very similar bowls -
One of the greatest joys of all would have to be
the view from my studio window
where there is creativity of a different sort!
Only in the past few days a Willy Wagtail
decided to build a nest
on this climbing rose stem.
I have never seen such a solid nest
as this and there she sits in
all her glory
patting down the sides to firm it up.
What a gift she is sharing with us all!
I had to be quick to even catch
(Sorry for the blur!!!).
To all my Blogging friends - I thank you for the gifts you bring
too in the way of comments, inspiration and appreciation.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
whether you are in Spring or Autumn or
Sending love and hugs,