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From my window (2) ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 6:24 AM, May 6, 2010 [Permalink]

A few weeks ago, we saw some of the views 'from my window' ... time for another one today!

But first, the view looking back at the house:

If you look carefully, you can see that there is indeed a house in there somewhere!

Here's what I see out the window directly behind my computer screen:

And this is the storeroom upstairs ... (difficult to shoot both the darkish room and the bright outside ...):

This is what it looks like looking down from that window to the street below:

This is the view from my bedroom window:

And this was taken from the upstairs balcony:

Perhaps because of the fairly cool spring we've had, I'm not sure, but this wisteria has gone crazy this year, with far more blossoms than in previous years. But once the flowering is finished, I'm going to have to call one of the neighbours - a man who works in roofing - and get him to bring over a tall ladder. We're going to have to cull a bit of this thing. I don't mind having it spreading around like this, but it has arrived at the front of the house, and obviously intends to follow all the wires and cables ... and that's trouble ...


Following comment posted by: Andy on May 7, 2010 1:20 AM

The wisteria is flowering on our house as well - the best show of flowers that I remember. We have doves nestng in it outside my window.

Following comment posted by: Annie B on May 7, 2010 2:01 AM

Dave, your wisteria is so beautiful. And the views from your house are lovely, too. Looks like a sweet little machi you live in.

Following comment posted by: Sharri on May 7, 2010 2:56 AM

Wisteria is so beautiful and I am so allergic. I have enjoyed your photos immensely and not one sneeze! When the pods arrive and they start splitting and shooting those little buttons everywhere do they ping against all of your windows? I can imagine that it sounds like a percussion symphony! ;-)

Following comment posted by: Dave on May 7, 2010 7:44 PM

shooting those little buttons everywhere

The first time this happened I had no idea what was going on. It was late one winter evening, and I guess the temperature had dropped far enough to trigger the seed pods.

First I knew was what I thought was a bunch of little stones being thrown against the side of the house. What was that? Kids outside fooling around?

It came again a half-hour later or so, and I went outside to investigate. Nobody there. What was going on? Back inside ...

Again it came ... back outside. Nobody there. Finally, one of them went off while I was out there, and the mystery was solved ...

But wow those things are powerful! A seed pod way up near the top of a wild wisteria (like mine) would be able to throw those little discs for miles!

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