Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Wisteria: Nature's Colorful Show

Wisteria is now blooming in the hills of Itawamba County. The delicate purple flowers hanging in pods like grapes from the towering vines intertwined in ancient trees is definitely one of nature’s spectacular shows. The warm Spring air is permeated with the sweet scent of wisteria.

Wisteria blossoms drooping down
Within the dust-environed town
To March their blooms have given.
What a pure charm their beauty brings,
As though these flowers had taken wings
And flown to earth from heaven!

From Sylvan Lyrics and Other Verses by William Hamilton Hayne, Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York, 1893

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