I wish I could share smells with you guys. I just can’t explain the fragrance of honeysuckle, a weed that hangs out in fence rows all day. The smell is everywhere, all over the place, and it’s just heavenly.
It’s a weed! I think what most people consider weeds are some of my favorite things in nature. Madre finds it amusing that I have such an affection for weeds of all kinds, but she loves honeysuckle as much as I do. There’s nothing like the taste of the sweet syrup in those tiny flowers, either!
When I open my front door to leave in the mornings, completely bogged down with my purse, a few more bags, my drink, my lunch, and some keys, I still have to stop and just breathe in the scent. It’s the cleanest, most beautiful floral smell in the world, and I’m surrounded by it.
Since I can’t share smells, I’m sharing the gorgeous blooms and sprawling vines of this Southern favorite.
I hope everyone who reads this gets to smell honeysuckle, at least once in your lifetime.
What’s your favorite smell in springtime?
May 22, 2015 @ 12:10 pm
I love honeysuckle! What a beautiful post.. I could almost smell their sweet scent!! So pretty..
Have a happy Memorial Day weekend!
May 22, 2015 @ 12:26 pm
Thank you. I was there with you!
May 22, 2015 @ 1:17 pm
Nothing smells better than honeysuckle, not even that tropical close second, plumeria/frangipani. Whenever I get disgusted with southeastern states’ intransigence, remembering the smell of honeysuckle calms me down. XO
May 23, 2015 @ 12:28 am
At the age of 23…still haven’t smelled honeysuckle. Definitely in the list nowbof “100 things to do before I die” lol
May 23, 2015 @ 1:13 am
Oh man…I would mail you some if I thought it would arrive in a sniff-able state! 🙂