Saturday, March 15, 2008

About flowers, not about books


I remember last year around this time I posted photos of the wisteria in my back yard. This year I'm forcing everyone to look at the night-blooming jasmine that has exploded into bloom over the last couple of weeks.

It smells so beautiful in the late afternoon and evening, I find myself ducking out the back door every once in awhile just to get a nose-full of the sweet scent--it helps me get through my toddler's "witching hour" before bed.

This is how it looks cascading over the--what is that thing that covers your deck called? A pergola? Well, the jasmine covers that structure that covers our deck.

I wonder if "pergola" is a word on Free Rice...

Here's the jasmine from above, from from when the buds appeared until it exploded into bloom:









18 comments:

BooksPlease said...

Beautiful,just so beautiful! That is funny - I wrote about flowers and the garden, not books, yesterday too.

Jeane said...

Love the flowers. And I like to play on Free Rice, too, though I haven't been there in a while.

tanabata said...

Gorgeous! And I can imagine how lovely it smells. :)

Gentle Reader said...

booksplease--clearly we're on the same wavelength! Not only did you post about gardening, but you also posted a picture of a nice pile of books, including something by Penelope Lively, as did I. But her memoir that I have on my stack will be the first I've read of her work. Do you have a novel of hers to recommend?

jeane--I haven't been to Free Rice in awhile, either--but mainly because I can waste far too much time there :)

tanabata--the smell is really something else! Is spring approaching in Japan? I remember your picture of wisteria from last year, so I was wondering when that lovely flower shows up again for you!

Robin said...

Wow! Just gorgeous!! When you say it exploded into bloom, you really mean it!

stefanie said...

Oh my, that is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the photos. The smell must be heavenly.

melanie said...

the flowers are so lovely...and i'm addicted to freerice too :)

tanabata said...

The plum blossoms are out and the days are a bit warmer so spring is certainly on its way here. The cherry blossoms should start to flower later this month and that's when spring truly feels like it's here to stay. I had to look up the date when we took those wisteria pictures last year, and it was the beginning of May. Not too much longer. :)j

Gentle Reader said...

robin--It was crazy! All of a sudden, boom, bunches of fragrant white blooms, as white as snow, covering my deck :)

Stefanie--the scent is amazing!

Gentle Reader said...

melanie--isn't free rice great? My kids like it, too (watching me play and guessing words!)

Tanabata--I love cherry blossoms! I wish I could see them in person in Japan. I'll have to settle for photos. That's a not-so-subtle hint that I want you to take some. I do so enjoy your beautiful photos!

Bookfool said...

They're beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Gentle Reader said...

bookfool--thanks!

Darcie said...

How beautiful the flowers are!! What a breath of fresh air. We are in 50 degree weather with flooding rains, so it's nice to see spring has sprung somewhere! Thanks for sharing!

Gentle Reader said...

darcie--spring comes early in these parts! Hope it's inspirational and not depressing to see it when you're still having cold weather :)

litlove said...

This looks so beautiful! Oh I long for spring. Let it come here soon, please. (Actually it's raining little daggers of icy water, and the wind cuts like a knife - ah well!)

Gentle Reader said...

litlove--sorry spring isn't there yet. But when it comes, it will be all the sweeter!

latebloomingmom said...

Simply Gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing!
We wanna come and play in your backyard.

Gentle Reader said...

latebloomingmom--sounds good, bring thing 1 and thing 2 over any time!