Saturday, April 02, 2016

Back roads

Yesterday was a fetch day. I needed parts for the riding lawnmower and some things for the garden. Unfortunately, these items do not exist in the same place, so I spent a good deal of time on the road. I decided the back road would be the best route home so when I'd rounded everything up, I steered the truck toward the roads less taken.

Out in the middle of nowhere, a jungle of wisteria sprang up and was hanging from the limbs of oak and pine. The wisteria blossoms looked like purple grapes.

Pulling over to the side of the road, I stepped out to get a better look. There were photo ops in every direction, and I had trouble deciding, so I picked a few angles and snapped away. 

When I stepped back into my truck, I flipped through the pictures and smiled. I thought as I signaled and pulled back onto the pavement, this is why I love taking the back roads.




15 comments:

  1. Purple grapes indeed! Walked beneath an arbor of wisteria--magical!

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  2. How lucky to have wisterias growing wild in your area. They are a beautiful sight when all in bloom.
    JB

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  3. Wisteria, I was introduced to that in Jan Karon's 'Mitford Series' of Novels. I had NEVER paid any attention to Wisteria. But Jan writes a lot like you, she can draw the reader in. I could almost smell the stuff and Sherry had to start pointing it out to me. It is a beautiful and smellful vine! Good picture. Love the roads less traveled.

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  4. I have always loved those purple flowers... they are so pretty xox

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  5. Magnificent color. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. I really do like New Jersey, but we seldom get photo opportunities driving to the strip mall.

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  7. Beautiful! We have many back roads here too but nothing as pretty as that will be around for a few months. After tonight's snow storm I'm hoping I'll see color from my lilacs and other flowering bushes! Brrrrr!

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  8. The wisteria is beautiful and back roads are the best! I like to travel them when ever possible. It may take more time to get to where I want to go, but it's definitely worth it. All of spring blooms are now covered in snow. Spring doesn't always feel like Spring here in northern Ohio.

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  9. I've always loved wisteria. Such an attractive flower. Used to see a lot of it when we lived in North Carolina.

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  10. I love this flower and it looks so beautiful in gardens. I wish they lasted all summer. Yesterday, we got snow and more today.....I actually thought of you with these beautiful picks and took a pic of our bare blah bush surrounded by snow. Yours is much nicer.

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  11. A beautiful picture; as usual!!

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  12. I often go driving wherever the steering wheel takes me. It is fun to see what I find.

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  13. Nice I like the colour just saying we had to go out and fetch stuff too yesterday well when I say have to I mean Tim wanted too

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  14. I love the back roads too! Beautiful photo!

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