Friday, April 4, 2008

Random Thoughts of Spring

So, I changed my "look" today on my blog, new picture, new colors.

Azaleas are on my mind, probably because the azaleas in my garden and around my house are just beginning to bud. I think in the next week or so I'll have lots of pink and white around my house. Azaleas are one of my favorite signs of spring. I just wish the flowers lasted longer than a couple of weeks. The picture on my blog header is of azaleas in bloom on a wrought iron gate in Savannah. I love Savannah, especially in the spring.



I'm also eagerly awaiting the bloom of the wisteria and jasmine. There are only a few things as sweet to me as the smell of wisteria in bloom in the spring. I love the big grape like clusters, and the soft sweet scent. I always know that summer is just around the corner when the wisteria blooms.

Wisteria and jasmine should be the scents of the south. I'm looking forward to the bloom of jasmine too, on the lattice of our deck. Dear hubby has to cut that wild thing back every year, its a giant. But the scent of jasmine on a soft summer night's breeze is like nothing else in the world. The sweet scent of jasmine evokes memories in me like few things do. What is it they say, that smells are the strongest memory recallers, or something like that? Jasmine on a soft summer night takes me back to my childhood like a fast train back in time. Once again I'm a little girl, in my great grandmother's yard in Savannah, feeling the steamy warmth, still lingering at nightfall, from the heat of a July afternoon. Or, I'm down on Jekyll Island again, smelling the beautiful flowers from the vines that grew up around the iron rails on the porch entry of the little efficiency we would occupy in the spring. Jasmine smells like home to me.


Today its cool and rainy, feels almost like February instead of April. But we're thankful for the April showers. We've been in such a bad drought for so long. The rain will help, although we could use a lot more. When I look outside my window on a gloomy wet day like today, its nice to be able to anticipate the "springy" things to come. Its poppin' out all over!

Happy Spring y'all!




7 comments:

Serah said...

How pretty! A welcome sight on this cold, gray, dreary day.

Have a great weekend!

Julie said...

Rebecca,

Your azaleas are beautiful!
I love the wisteria, too! It's so beautiful, but it's often up to high for me to smell!

I'm so glad to hear that y'all are getting rain! We pray for y'all to recover from your drought. We just love Georgia! We've visited Blue Ridge for the past 4 years and have the best memories! How blessed you are to live in such a beautiful place!

Many Blessings,
Julie

kathi-lavender, lace and thyme said...

Oh Rebecca, you've brought tears to my eyes this morning, not tears of sadness but tears of joy to my heart, I so miss Savannah. This time of the year is so beautiful there, the azaleas we have in Minnesota don't compare to the ones in Savannah. I'll never forget the jasmine, the first time I saw it while visiting, to me it was so beautiful and the smell, oh my there's nothing like it. My all time favorite is the magnolia tree....priceless! Your pictures are so awesome, thank you, thank you, thank you!

Thank you for dropping by yesterday, I cherish your comments. I know I am so blessed to have my mother so thank you for wishing her a happy birthday and I am all over Denise Hildreth, on her website I can read the first chapter of each one of her books, she's a great writer and I look forward to enjoying each one of them!

Have a wonderful day Rebecca, thanks for making mine a better one.

Blessings,
Kathi :)

PS
Our snow is almost gone :)

Cathy said...

Trying to post again, and error occurred the 1st time.

Anyway, your blog looks great! I love azaleas, but we don't have a one planted in the yard.

Julie said...

Rebecca,

I have just a little something for you, when you get a chance to visit!

Blessings,
Julie

justabeachkat said...

What gorgeous photos!

Hugs!
Kat

Serah said...

I tagged you!