Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

I had nothing to contribute to this week’s photo challenge until yesterday. Coming through a stone archway at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, a Richmond treasure, I spied this amazing wisteria vine:






About Silver in the Barn

Life in a 1915 farmhouse in Central Virginia. And the odd thought or two.
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22 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

  1. dorothy says:

    Leave it to Mother Nature and things take their course, don’t they. I’m always amazed at the paths that plants and humans take over the course of years. Fascinating to see the twists and turns. Thanks for sharing your tour.


  2. Says “Strength,” doesn’t it?


  3. I love your twisted photo offering. I have a similar photo in a post I did about walking thru Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, New York. Nature offers many beautiful photo ops. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog.


    • Judy, I have already thoroughly enjoyed the few posts I’ve had time to read on your blog. I am following and can’t wait to get to know you better through your blog.


    • Some people in this week’s challenge offered “twisted” versions of twisted (less literal than mine) and those were great fun. But nature is always my inspiration and I couldn’t pass this one up. Thanks for visiting, Judy!


  4. Sue Mayo says:

    When does Wisteria bloom?


  5. Pat S. says:

    Beautiful! I wish I could share our photos of the banyan trees from Hawaii, but I’m too technologically challenged. I’ll enjoy your wisteria instead.


  6. DagEnDauw says:

    Every spring I enjoy the scent of the blue Wisteria-flowers growing at the entrance of my garden.
    The combination of the twisted branches against the stone looks great on your picture.


    • Thank you so much. It is a wonderful plant and the vine is beautiful all on its own, don’t you think?


      • DagEnDauw says:

        Indeed, and so strong! Mine molested the wooden fence I gave him to grow around when he was still young =].
        He now grows without any support, big and beautiful around the entrance of my garden and along the complete frontwall of my house. He’s one of my favorite plants and of the blackbirds and pigeons who breed in it ofcourse.


      • You know, I totally agree with your choice to refer to the wisteria as a “he.” I think I will adopt that term myself in the future. And they do “molest” fences, trellises, and anything else around them. I am growing a smaller variety at my house called “Amethyst Falls” which isn’t as aggressive. Maybe we can call it a “she.”


  7. dorannrule says:

    Oh now that is twisted for sure! Perfect interpretation of the word.


  8. Wonderful photo of the vines against old stone. One of my favorite spots in Richmond, and I get there far too seldom. Best wishes, WG


    • We are members of LGBG and it is one of the best investments we’ve made. I never feel as though I have to rush through the gardens in order to see everything that day. I can enjoy it at my leisure. Such a great place.


  9. I love this! P.S. I just switched themes–from Chalkboard to Hemingway. It threw off my layout a bit. Tell me what you think–just wanted to lighten and brighten. http://randomstoryller.com


    • Catherine, I much prefer the new version. It’s hard on my eyes to read white copy on a black background which is how it used to be if I remember correctly. And I very much like your Crusader-ish header. In any case, looks great!


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