. . . as you can plainly see from these photos I took yesterday. It's Spring and that means the wild wisteria has taken over trees, bushes, fences -- just about anything everywhere EXCEPT anywhere on our five country acres. Therefore, every Spring I drive around looking for it, usually forgetting that I left my camera at home. Yesterday, I went out SPECIFICALLY on a wisteria hunt. SPECIFICALLY. That means the only thing I had on my mind was finding wisteria. I'll have you know I passed up 21 yard sale signs (yes, I counted them), four advertised estate sales and the local street fair. Well, it's not hard to pass up the street fair--they don't allow dogs and there are only so many Made In China birdhouses you can look at. Plus I didn't volunteer to work at my antique mall again and if the owner saw me wandering around she MIGHT hold that against me . . .
I found wisteria entwined in a magnolia tree:
And wisteria in the process of choking an oak tree to death:
This poor tree is a fighter--it's about a quarter mile from the beach in Long Beach, MS, which means that it was hit by Hurricane Katrina's 35-40 foot tidal wave back in 2005, plus it's not only covered by wisteria vines but also what looks like kudzu or wild ivy. Oh well, if you're gonna die . . . die pretty! And about that tidal wave photo on the link: normally, the water off the Mississippi Gulf Coast is COMPLETELY flat. No waves. None.
Here's a closeup of the murderous wisteria, or as I like to refer to it, the "femme fatale" of the plant world:
After five years, you can once again ride the ferry to Ship Island off Gulfport, MS. Ship Island has a crumbling Civil War fort, snakes and a few alligators. Guess who refuses to go there?
Remember that tidal wave I mentioned? We'll be darned if our bathrooms are gonna get knocked down again! Unfortunately, if Granny is confined to a wheelchair she'd better have a catheter or at the very least a couple layers of Depends if she wants to enjoy a day at the beach with the rest of the family . . .
Now, aren't you proud of me?
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!