Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Book passage/One Man's Garden
Everyone has his own notions of what smells wonderful and what does not. I think the scent of wisteria and locust (which is much like wisteria) is irresistible. Other people cannot stand the fragrance.
Sometimes the smell from locust flowers perfumes the air, but not often. When conditions are just right, and there are a lot of locust trees, and the sun has just gone down, and the air is damp, a whole countryside will be perfumed. But usually you have to go right up to the flowers and sniff.
Henry Mitchell, One Man's Garden
Often I think the fragrance of freesias is my favorite, and other times I think it is the sweet pea. But to be completely honest, the one I love the best and always have is the black locust flower. I wish you could have gone "right up to the flowers" with me as I took the photo, and later cut some flowers for a bouquet. If Heaven has a smell, I would hope this is it.