Thursday, July 3, 2008

Intoxicating Aromas

The first evening of July, a day of intense heat, sitting of the porch, relaxing, cooling off, smell that wonderful aroma. Mmmmm! Only a very sunny day will convince the plants to release their volatile oils, that heady smell that intoxicates. I love that about summer. It's part of what keeps me gardening. So I'm sitting on the porch and look around, what plants are making themselves known this evening? Not the daisies, They look great, but have you gotten a nose full of their odor? God certainly has a sense of humor.
Yes this is it. The bells. They are a heirloom variety. Their aroma is very strong at night. Yum!
This is one of the porches we sit and relax. Soaking up July, sharing with family and friends.
I'll be gone, visiting family over the 4th. Barbecuing, watching the fire works being shot off a barge, laughing, and loving our friends and family. This is what it's about, July.

8 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Sounds wonderful (well, except for the intense heat part! lol) You have a very inviting porch!
Smiles, Karen

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Hope you had a nice 4th of July.
denise

Joy said...

I would love to have a nice big porch like that and daisy are one of my favorite flowers.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh those are gorgeous, Debbie! I can just imagine how good they smell! (Not the daisies! LOL)

cityfarmer said...

oh my....the bells, the bells...I must own some of them...charmed

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Just stopping by to say hi.
denise

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I hope we get to see an August calendar soon.
denise

cityfarmer said...

Thank you so much for all of your prayers and your love notes to me and my family....I am slowly eking my way back to some of my favorite things like staying connected to all of my wonderful friends here in the blogging world. God bless you all for being so faithful.xoxoxoxo