I took these photos at the end of September, and at the beginning of October I went to a concert. After which I got extremely ill, and pretty much have been up and down ever since. But I don’t want to sound like that elderly family member we all have that spends the first half an hour of every conversation listing off the various colds they’ve picked up. The worst thing about it all was that Diago is very much traumatised because I think at one point he was mentally preparing himself for the fact that he would be left with Hugh as his sole caretaker. Which would mean eating kibble for the rest of his life. Instead of the gourmet home cooked meals I provide him with. I was also really sad to miss Halloween, there was so much I had planned and wanted to do…That’s okay though, after all Christmas is a very exciting time of year!
The wisteria this spring was just as it always is; absolutely spectacular. I would plant some in my garden but I do not have the patience required to develop even a small wisteria arch or trellis like the ones in the last photo. For those who haven’t encountered wisteria before, it smells every bit as lovely as it looks. Very light and dainty – not overpowering, but not faint either. Kind of like a very nice vintage perfume a grandmother would wear. Nowhere near as nice as lilac though, as far as purple blossoms go lilacs will always come up on top. I did not plan a very exciting outfit for this outing, I just wanted an excuse to wear this new Seamstress of Bloomsbury dress. The fabric features poppies of tulips, both of which were abundant in this garden and I could have got photos with…but nowhere near as marvelous as this wisteria arch. So no regrets there!