Friday, May 28, 2010


Friday series: a few snatches of beauty from my week, and a few words.

This is Dame's Rocket (Hesperis matronalis) most beautiful of all beautiful roadside weeds. It's not native, and a bit invasive, and so I was able to justify pulling armloads and armloads one insanely hot June morning (two years ago) for our wedding. It was in bouquets and vases and pimped-out drywall buckets. On tables and buffets and altars and in the bathroom.

It smells spicy, and a little sweet. It smells like summer. It smells like walking down a mile-long aisle carrying flowers, wrapped in eighty layers of tulle while sweat drips down the backs of your knees. At least, that's what it smells like to me.

When I see it start to bloom on the roadsides, I know our anniversary is coming soon. And it is.

Happy Friday, everyone!


Becky said...

Sweet! Our sense of smell is an amazing memory trigger isn't it?

Kristina said...

It sure is-- I love that feeling of being transported back. It's so instant and unexpected.

Post a Comment

Thank you, so much, for taking the time to chime in here. Your comments make my day. Let's do our best to keep the snarkiness at bay and be a happy, friendly place in the interwebs.

Related Posts with Thumbnails