Wednesday, February 2, 2011

POP GO THE PODS

Today was Groundhog Day and the little guy has decreed that Spring is on it's way.  Here in the SF bay area we are (sorry everyone else in the country) having really nice spring-like weather already.  Considering how cool our summer was and how rainy our fall was it is a nice break to have some sun and 65 degree weather.

I am not writing this to boast and make people feel bad about their weather and then move here (it's REALLY expensive and crowded already...) 

The reason I am writing about this is that all day I have been hearing the pop skitter, skitter of the wisteria pods in our backyard.  When the temperature climbs a bit and the sun warms those babies up, the burst open and send their seeds all over he patio.  The hard dry pods fall off, the vines, too.  It is a very noisy process!

I have been out sweeping up the pods and seeds daily.  What I should probably do is trim the vines back but I admit that I just love the flowers in the spring, even though the vines are really fast growing and invasive.

So today I was out sweeping and enjoying the sunny day.  Tomorrow I start something new...which I'll write about once things get going.

3 comments:

yogurt said...

I would love to hear that song. Wisteria grows around here but we don't have any in our yard. I'd like to.

smalltownmom said...

I love my wisteria. But my husband is a manic pruner. It would be twice as big and beautiful if he would just let it alone.

Good luck with the something new, whatever it is!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I grew up with wisteria in the backyard--there's nothing like it in the spring.