Divine Vine

The Clematis blooms once more beside the back yard gate.

Rainy and cooler weather best describes our spring so the flowers are a tiny bit smaller than last year.

However, the Rhododendron just beyond the gate prefers this weather. They bloomed with abandoned this week while I was gone.

They are past their prime bloom - but still appealing to a regular sized stinging creature (on the right) and a BIG bumble bee (left) sharing the blossom.


I didn't have the ruler with me, so I improvised.


*Trifocals come in very handy.

Comments

Jan said…
Your clematis is gorgeous. They don't grow that large here, probably too hot. Great captures with the insects, too.
Junebug said…
I did not know that clematis could grow so big and prolific. I can't wait until mine does that.
storyteller said…
Wow … this truly IS a ‘divine vine’ … so beautiful. Thanks for sharing ;--)
Hugs and blessings,
Susie said…
Those blossoms are huge! We've seen a good number of the BIG bumblebees this year too. I've seen quite a few drilling into wood (for nests??)
xo
Amanda said…
You're flowers are looking BEAUTIFUL mom!!! I bet it was nice to come home to those giant blossoms.
Kila said…
Beautiful!

That is the biggest bee I've ever seen!
Tammy said…
Those are beatiful blossoms, Pamela!
I love that first picture... all those dozens and dozens of big white flowers-gorgeous!
Little Miss Moi said…
Dear pamela. Lovely flowers - they do look beautiful. Now I understand the saying that clematis can be as big as a plate. Or something.
karisma said…
They are very lovely! Today it finally stopped raining here, but just for an hour or so, I rushed out into the garden and trimmed back all my citrus trees and chillie trees. Then started to get stuck into the vegie patch! My Father in law caught me and took that as his chance to start clearing it all out. I had to quickly run in and save all my babies and put them in pots. You see I like to leave it to nature and he does not! Now he is planning on putting something in there to kill the grubs. OMG! I don't think he knows what organic means! Then of course it started raining again!
DesLily said…
WOW ! gorgeous Clematis! There are a few here too, but nothing as huge as that!!! "Miracle Grow" really works huh? hehehe
Shelby said…
There's some Clematis growing beautifully like that at my mother's house right beside her door on her back deck (where everybody goes in and out-it should be the front door).. gorgeous pic! Thanks for sharing with us..take care and happy Sunday.
nikki said…
Gorgeous!

I can't get clemantis to grow at all. I kill it every year!
grace said…
those are beautiful...thanks for stopping by, could mail Henry to you if you want :-). He is a really good baby, just put him in bed today while he was WIDE awake and he just slept on his own. I could have bribed his sister to sleep at that age. have a good week
those are just beautiful!!!
lisa marie said…
Those are gorgeous! I bet they smell heavenly!

Watch out for the HUGE bug!
Betty said…
Those blooms are beautiful, Pamela. Thank you for sharing with us today. Have a nice week.
Desert Songbird said…
The blooms are beautiful. The bee? not so much. That sucker is HUGE!
I can't have a garden, and I love that you share yours.
Robinella said…
That is so beautiful. I thought I had a Clematis growing behind my mailbox, but the blooms are purple but just as big. Maybe it isn't what I thought it was.

Oh well, the moles killed it last year, so not sure if it will come back up anyway.
kailani said…
What a beautiful sight to come home to!
wendster said…
WHOA! You probably could have used your hand as a ruler, too. Those are some BIG blossoms. Very very pretty.
~grey said…
Oh My Gooooodness!!! Look at your Clematis!!! Blooms already!! and Huge ones too...

(that bee is huge too)

My Clematis is about 3 feet tall and just vine... no leaves. Due to the cold and rain.... it will fill out by July. (I hope)
Vicki said…
Whatever you have in your dirt sure does work wonders! How beautiful! I thought of buying one of those at Lowes the other day to plant out by my barn. That is just BEAUTIFUL!
Susie Q said…
That is gorgeous!! You must have the greenest of thumbs! I love the old fashioned quality of clematis. We have some on the front yard arbor and next to the back deck. Those are just beginning but have blooomed already! The front arbor is a mix of two different clematis so they bloom all through the Summer.

Thank you for sharing this beauty with us

Love,
Sue
nancypants said…
I remain yours truly,
the one who is perpetually insanely jealous of your clematis.

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