Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Fragrance Explosion

The Magnolia tree has started to bloom and is perfuming the entire backyard.

The Gardenia has been going strong for several weeks now and is also releasing a lovely fragrance.

Add in the Star and Sambac Jasmines and wow, the backyard is very intense! 

I love how the Sambac Jasmine climbs up the Giant White Birds of Paradise, bringing the fragrance at eye level and above.

Well, you're either going to love the Giant White Birds or hate them - they are one big jungly mess.  I am in the former group and love their wild appearance.

And yes, I always find interesting things living in them - like this funky spider.

And they are a favorite of the Red-Bellied Woodpecker that loves to pick insects from the old flower pods.

Guess I've gotten off track a little.  I really just wanted to share all the fragrant flowers blooming in the backyard this season.

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