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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Sweet smelling Saturday

Saturday's  sweet smelling surprises
Often the white flowers are very fragrant and heady to make up for their lack of color or did I read that or dream that ?
or perhaps learned in Dr Horace Clay's Botany class in 1980 something?
 what about the white pluemria lei that was placed around my shoulders the first time I set foot in the Hawaiian Islands, the one that said welcome home
 in invisible words only I could hear.
Even the papaya blossom so fragrant and enticing to the bee
smells like heaven on earth to me.

Spider Lily 's  white flower with stamens of a pinkish hue gives off a perfume not yet possible in bottles.
White or butterfly ginger ( Hedychium coronarium)
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.
Georgia O'Keeffe
Butterfly or white ginger is another favored and fragile flower found in my yard
this time of year.
Each evening we pick a handful and fill the house with the most divine fragrance.
I am recovering from  last weekend showing at the
  taking  plenty of time to smell the flowers deeply.
Mahalo to all
new and returning folk, who came by to say HI
 and visit and to purchase  my fabric art!
Aloha, Sonja


Sherrie Spangler said...

Oh how I wish I could inhale the fragrances you describe! Nice post.

Jan said...

My nose remembers many of these scents from my own visits to the islands. Unforgettable. Wish I could have met you at your art booth, hope you did great. Sounds as though you enjoyed it. Good.

sonja said...

Mahalo Sherrie and Jan for your lovely comments.
you both adore flowers as do I.
I have learned from your art blogs.
Ain't Nature Grand?

Nancy said...

Lovely photos! I missed a few of your posts somehow... I'm glad you had another successful festival and can understand why you need to recharge your batteries in the aftermath. Also, I'm very sorry about Noodles. Pets are such wonderful friends and companions.

sonja said...

Mahalo Nancy for your kind comments.