These backyard photos capture two seasons of living in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York. IPhone 6 & IPhone 8 photos.
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I came home from a trip to Hawaii in April only to find these wisterias in full bloom. They only lasted for about two weeks, So I caught them at the right time. When the blooms are gone, seed pods grow. I would gift them to friends, but the seeds would take 15 years to produce a bloom! This wisteria vine spans three back yards. I don't know how long they've been around, but they surely are magical. In their midst, I hung strands of Spanish moss, or "Pele's hair, that I brought back from Hawaii.
My backyard in the summer brings so many surprises. First off, the wisteria pods are plentiful. My Spanish moss is happy dangling from a Japanese maple. All sorts of wild flowers pop up. But the most beautiful for me was the weed I let grow. If I had pulled it or chopped it down, I would have missed a most wondrous sight.
I celebrate when Fall comes. It's another time for Nature to reveal its glory. From the joy of flowers to the glamorous leaves of colors who show off before their time is gone. The leaves of the red Japanese maple in my backyard get a deeper red. The vines turn into palettes of design. My friend Harry the squirrel makes Fall friendly as I entice him to visit me with nuts.
Winter time for me means the flowers are gone and the turning leaves are dropping before or after the first snow. Winter has its own beautiy, bare simplicity and at times glorious in snowfall.