Wisteria is blossoming all around Berkeley and, while the beautiful show of color and heavenly scent is always a splendid mood booster, it is particularly welcome this year as we begin to spy light at the end of the pandemic tunnel.

Readers have been sharing photographs of some of the amazing wisteria displays on our homes and in our gardens. John King, the Chronicle’s urban design critic, who, like many of us, walks the neighborhoods for exercise and to decompress, posted four images to Twitter yesterday which were widely appreciated (and reproduced below). The tweet prompted others to share their photos.

The images published here serve to remind us of the beauty in our midst.

A house in the Berkeley hills. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel
Photo posted to Twitter by @lakshmigop
“The neighbor’s house.” Photo posted to Twitter by @manfrin
Wisteria extends across the back yards of two homes in North Berkeley. Photo: Tracey Taylor
Photo posted to Twitter by @JohnB
Photo posted to Twitter by @Carter_Berkeley
Photo posted to Twitter by @EvaZimmerman
Photo: Nancy Rubin
On Buena Street at California Street. Photo posted to Twitter by @scottkagawa
Photo: Mark Humbert

Tracey Taylor is co-founder of Berkeleyside and co-founder and editorial director of Cityside, the nonprofit parent to Berkeleyside and The Oaklandside. Before launching Berkeleyside, Tracey wrote for...