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Heather

Heather

Heather and forget-me-nots grow in the churchyard at Dorchester Abbey. In the background a man works on a thatched roof.


Wisteria cottage

Wisteria cottage

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.


Wisteria house

Wisteria house

This man caught me taking a photo of his house during the Fun Run.


Wisteria

Wisteria

I peer behind every garden hedge to find wisteria. Call me the Wisteria Hunter.


Wisteria

Wisteria

This wisteria grows on a house near mine.


Milton's cottage garden

Milton's cottage garden

John Milton came to Chalfont St Giles to escape the plague in London. What a view he had!


Milton's garden

Milton's garden

Paradise found.


Milton's cottage garden

Milton's cottage garden

The cottage contains copies of Paradise Lost and Found. I bet he wrote one in the winter, the other in the spring.


Bluebells

Bluebells

Bluebells growing in Milton's garden.


Milton's Wisteria

Milton's Wisteria

This wisteria plant grows in John Milton's cottage in Chafont St Giles.


Chalfont St Giles wisteria cottage

Chalfont St Giles wisteria cottage

This cottage is the stuff of wisteria legend. Stories have spread about its lush wisteria, which shows up very well against the whitewashed walls.


Wisteria

Wisteria

This is a closeup of a wisteria covered cottage in Chalfont St Giles, near John Milton's cottage.


Chesnut petals

Chesnut petals

The horse chestnuts are everywhere, and have started to drop their petals. This sidewalk in my neighborhood was covered with petals.


Wisteria

Wisteria

Another wisteria-covered house in my neighborhood.


Clematis

Clematis

The Clematis montana flowers in late spring. Why did the clematis climb over the roof? To get to the other side!


Lilacs

Lilacs

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.


Woods

Woods

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.