© 2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford
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*Violet lavender drug
slipping beneath my skin,
shucking off the stale air
of too long shut in,
too long shut away
whispering to me
to breathe deep and be.

The clothes fall away
till I stand like mother Eve
two bites before the apple.
Lips blush to rose,
and the tongue tastes
of sweet tart pomegranate,
while a wisp of wind
carries hair to frame my face.

All I have been is pollen dusted,
oh the wisteria sweet
kissing deep,
till I feel the promise of fertile,
drooping fat on a vine
petals that promise nothing,
but hint at all.

A month from honeysuckle still to come,
but I can taste the nights,
raise my eyes to the mantle of sky,
suddenly clad in the skin
of every moonlit woman,
and beckoning with my being
for you to dance beneath
the far flung sky
in the arms of a Wisteria Woman

- Wisteria Woman
by Lisa Shields*

Taken with a Canon EOS 450D, 55-250 zoom on a summer’s day in our garden in Central Victoria and enhanced in Photoshop CS3.

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I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t create, it’s as natural to me as breathing, especially now that we have the means to achieve great art with digital photography. It’s so exciting and I feel that my creativity has finally come to fruition with these fantastic digital tools.
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  • TeAnne
    TeAnneover 4 years ago

    OMG! How gorgeous is this? WOW

  • Hi Te! My all time favourite colours and my favourite poem :)) So glad you like this one – thanks for the favourite too, lady! ♥x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Gabrielle  Hope
    Gabrielle Hopeover 4 years ago

    Just stunning Chris.

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for the favourite Gabrielle :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • shiraz
    shirazover 4 years ago

    Beautiful image………..!

  • Thanks so Shiraz :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Justine Walke
    Justine Walkeover 4 years ago

    i love wisteria. this is beautiful.

  • Thank you Justine! I’ve always loved wysteria – I can see this one from my kitchen window, it makes the chores a pleasure when it’s in flower :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • relayer51
    relayer51over 4 years ago

    Marvelous colour Chris, great capture. It must be nice to look out on to this sight. regards mark.

  • It’s heavenly in the summer Mark, thanks so much for your lovely comments :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Justine Walke
    Justine Walkeover 4 years ago

    is yours a tree or a climber? we have a tree. it only flowers for about 2 weeks in november

  • It’s a climber – it flowers from November to January and then has another burst about March. I think it likes the cold here :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    P R E T T Y

  • Hi Lorilee, so glad you like it – thanks for the favourite too :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Great colours – Beautiful capture!

  • Thanks Duncan, much appreciated :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Susan Littlefield
    Susan Littlefieldover 4 years ago

    A gorgeous image, love the light.

  • Thanks so much for your lovely comment Susan :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Magnificent image!! Instant FAV!!

  • Hi Vitta, so nice of you to drop by! Thanks so much for the favourite :)) x

    – Chris Armytage™

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