Sunday, March 26, 2017

Purple Rain, and a Beautiful Lesson

My favorite time of year is when the wisteria blooms. I know I post about this every year but it's my happy time. This year, I was a little late taking the pictures. A small rain caused what last year I called wisteria snow. This year I am calling it purple rain for princely reasons.

There are still many blooms showing off their beauty.

One morning last week, as I was on the phone with someone, I saw a small white pickup truck pull up in front of the house. A woman got out and approached the house. This is most unusual. I finished up the call and answered the door with some trepidation.

Not to worry! She lives in the neighborhood and loves driving by our house. She thinks it's so cute and charming. And she loves my wisteria! She had bought a flowering vine but it hadn't flowered yet. She thought it was wisteria. What did the wisteria leaves look like? Well, mine didn't have leaves yet. So maybe she has something else? I politely suggested she ask at a nursery, since I am no plant expert. But oh I was happy that she took the time to stop by. 

It was a beautiful lesson. This experience, plus the compliments I have received on the caterpillar and butterfly windows, really lifted my spirits and pulled me out of the doldrums, so much that I began blogging again. 

If you love and appreciate something or someone, let the person know. I've been working on reciprocating that this week. There was a customer with a gorgeous purple (I KNOW!) knit purse. It turns out her mother made it! And I had a lovely chat about British TV series with a founder of the Betsy-Tacy Society.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Betsy-Tacy Society!? I LOVED THOSE BOOKS as a girl! And TIB! (From Milwaukee--remember her funny German ways?) What a cool person to get to talk to. Those books were so swell. I think even better than the Little House books in some ways.
That wisteria is gorgeous. We have the wrong climate for it here, so I'll enjoy yours sans smell from my screen.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

If I close my eyes, I can almost smell the wisteria but then I can't gaze at your pictures. Decisions!
Positive feedback is precious. I need to practice that more.

Common Household Mom said...

Your flowers are lovely. I don't have wisteria (it sounds so British!) so I doubly appreciate seeing your photos.