Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Smells Like Heaven

Smells like heaven here ~ or at least what I expect heaven to smell like.
Last week both my wisteria and lilac were in bloom.  It was hot and humid
and the air was pregnant with fragrance.  It was just heavenly.  The
fragrance was so strong it even filled the house.
This is the wisteria growing on the arbor on my back deck.

Not only was I enjoying the fragrance, but the bumble bees were in a
frenzy and fighting over blooms as the honey flow was on.

If you are afraid of bees, it wasn't necessarily the place to be, but they
were honestly more interested in the flowers than anyone on the deck.

And then there were the lilacs ~ equal in fragrance ~ but no bees.

Those flowers are gone now ~ done in by the heat of last week.
This week the feature fragrant flower is my honeysuckle trees, 
which smell just as sweet ~ or they would, if it would ever 
stop raining.  Even the bees can't enjoy the honey flow when
it's only in the 50's and raining.
Linking with
A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday


A Brit in Tennessee said...

I can only imagine the heady scent waffting through your home, heavenly indeed.
Gorgeous blooms !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! What gorgeous blooms! We've noticed that the wisteria is the prettiest it's ever been this year! ♥

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You are right...the fragrance is heavenly! Mine was wafting in through the front bedroom window and the whole room was filled with the scent! Now that it is soggy again the blooms are starting to wane. I wish they could stay a little longer!~Hugs, Patti

Gone Country said...

So pretty! I can imagine the lovely fragrance! Too bad you can't 'scratch-n-sniff' on blogger!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I don't think there is anything better than the smell of lilacs. At work today one of the girls brought in a candle from Bath & Body called Fresh Lilac. (I think) I totally thought there were lilacs in our office. It smells incredible. We didn't have lilacs but we had the next best thing!
Thanks for sharing...~Ann

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

What a spectacular show this all is! I imagine it smells heavenly!

Linda said...

Wonderful! I wish there was smellavision on here...because I can only imagine...

blessedmom's simple home said...

I'll bet that scent was heavenly! I am very afraid of bees, but having a little garden the last few years has helped alot with this :-) Your photos are beautiful!

Light and Voices said...

Jeepers what a sweet smelling blog this week. tee hee Love it! See you next week.
Joyce M

Passionate for White said...

Wow...I mean really, just gorgeous!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I wish I could smell it - the pics are gorgeous! I love Wisteria!

Teresa said...

Truly glorious! I've never smelled wisteria, but lilacs are one of my very favorites.
Your photos are gorgeous!

Stitchfork said...

Imagining the scents and love that wisteria and the way it twines!
xo Cathy

Naturally Carol said...

Beautiful blooms..I love the grey and white paintwork with the pale blue/grey of the wisteria too. I can just imagine the scent..so sad that it was only for a week.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What heaven, I think you probably already know how much I love wisteria, if you have visited my blog recently.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Wisteria is heavenly! Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Light and Voices said...

Wowza...I mean wowza.
Joyce M

Linda said...

I think I can almost smell it here...maybe it's that I WISH I could smell it here...beautiful!!

Andrea said...

Wow wisteria is my favorite the first time i saw it in Sweden, wit temperate climate opposite ours. I saw it the 2nd time in Turkey and i am really smitten, however i read that here in the tropics it is invasive and might not grow as compact as yours. So i shelved my dream to have it. So it has scent! I didn't know that. But why is yours a little bit pale in color, I saw more dark violet ones? Is that the real color or maybe a variety? thanks.

J Bar said...

Beautiful Autumn shots.
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