Heather and forget-me-nots grow in the churchyard at Dorchester Abbey. In the background a man works on a thatched roof.
These photos of wisteria were taken while I walked in the GX Fun Run. With a goal of not being dead last, I stopped often for photos.
This man caught me taking a photo of his house during the Fun Run.
I peer behind every garden hedge to find wisteria. Call me the Wisteria Hunter.
This wisteria grows on a house near mine.
John Milton came to Chalfont St Giles to escape the plague in London. What a view he had!
The cottage contains copies of Paradise Lost and Found. I bet he wrote one in the winter, the other in the spring.
Bluebells growing in Milton's garden.
This wisteria plant grows in John Milton's cottage in Chafont St Giles.
This cottage is the stuff of wisteria legend. Stories have spread about its lush wisteria, which shows up very well against the whitewashed walls.
This is a closeup of a wisteria covered cottage in Chalfont St Giles, near John Milton's cottage.
The horse chestnuts are everywhere, and have started to drop their petals. This sidewalk in my neighborhood was covered with petals.
Another wisteria-covered house in my neighborhood.
The Clematis montana flowers in late spring. Why did the clematis climb over the roof? To get to the other side!
The lilacs were blowing in the wind, so I held on to a branch and got this picture. I'd never seen this purple shade before, and the photo doesn't do it justice.
The nearby wood looks completely different in the spring. After a week's absence, I didn't recognize the same path I walk every day.