Monday, May 11

Sweet smell of spring


Bluets are a favorite of mine from childhood. They grow in shallow crummy soil where not much else wants to grow. They are here for just a couple of weeks in the spring and send up a wonder sweet fragrance. I have memories of gathering these in the sugar house pasture with my cousin Jennifer. We would get a baskets and fill them full and carry them home to our mothers. A few would make it into a small vase on the kitchen window sill and the rest we may have tossed in the air and twirled around.

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  1. Oh they are so small! I love them!! wish I had a smell-o-vision computer.

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  2. My mom used to call them piss-in-the-beds and said if you touched them they'd make you do just that. She was probably just trying to get me to leave them alone so she could enjoy them right where they were. They are beautiful. -Sandy

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  3. Beautiful little plants Andrea. The comparison with your hand really shows their size well. Never heard of them before, but a welcome addition to any garden.

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  4. The are beautiful! For some reason - I though bluets were BLUE - Dahhhh! I'm so glad I stopped by and saw these!

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  5. ...these are the cutest little flowers I've ever seen. I don't think I've ever seen them growing in the wild around here. I'll have to keep my eye for them...

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Glad you could stop by.

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