I suppose the title of this post sorta gives it all away: I have purple wisteria growing in my back yard! We are nearing our one year anniversary of living in southwest Oklahoma; one year of seasonal changes, one year of extreme weather experiences, one year of memory making. I don’t know if we had just missed seeing the wisteria bloom when we moved in on April 25, 2013, or if, perhaps, it didn’t bloom at all last year? Either way, it was a delightful surprise and it’s made me fall in love with my home and Oklahoma all over again. I’ve been a little crazy about taking photos of it. I’ve been experimenting with different settings on my Nikon, because I’m still very much a novice at photography. These are completely unedited, so some of them look a little washed out. Despite that, I just *have* to share them with someone. Care to take a peek?

Oh good! Thanks! 🙂


These are along the fence in our back yard.




This was mid-morning. I tried to get a good bokeh, or blur, in the background.



 This was late afternoon, and it’s my favorite! I love the rich color contrast.



Direct sunlight.


Lauren, in the wind.

The photos of the girls were taken late afternoon. The sun was so bright that I had trouble seeing my digital photo to see if it came out okay. I should have used a smaller aperture because these are a tad washed out. If I’d had time, it would have been an easy fix with Photoshop. (I’m lucky to have time to write this post as it is! 🙂 )






Mitchell wasn’t too happy to be photographed with the purple flowers! Haha!


Matthew showed me his “punching stance”.  He’s all boy!


Spring is here, and it’s been lovely! I’m looking forward to seeing trees and bushes in full bloom and green grass! I got this sign at Ross Dress for Less! 🙂 I love how the glitter sparkles when the sun shines on it…and we have plenty of sun! 😉

Thanks for reading!


5 thoughts on “Wisteria Hysteria

  1. Carolyn Courtney says:

    Those photos are fantastic! I love all the photos of the wisteria, but the closeups of the blooms are my favorites of the flowers. The photos of the children are my favorites of all of them, but where was Mitchell? You owe one more picture. I like the way there is just a few strands of the girls’ hair moving in the wind. You did a great job with the photography.


    1. He didn’t like his photo, but it has been added.


  2. Carolyn Courtney says:

    I mean the way there are a few strands of hair blowing


  3. elnasmith says:

    Beautiful pictures. Matt’s is my favourite though! 🙂 Btw, not sure if we were already friends on FB when you posted this because if we were I would have seen this. Thanks for sharing.


    1. I don’t think we were friends back then. Thanks for the comment. My wisteria wasn’t as full this year as year’s past (the neighbors trimmed it back last year!), so I’ve enjoyed all of your photos.


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