Friday, May 28, 2010

Glimpses

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!

2 comments:

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.

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