Monday, April 14, 2014

Carolina Jessamine

Early every spring, I like to walk the nature trails nearby
and see if I can find the first of the Carolina jessamine winding through the trees.
Ordinarily, the blooming jessamine is the first sign of spring here.

But this year I got busy and didn't go out.
And I assumed I had missed the bright yellow trumpet-shaped blossoms.
But not so.
Like a lot of plants this spring, it was just delayed.

This afternoon I took a break from work to walk outside.
And to my delight, I saw a few of the five-petal flowers on the ground.
They smell so sweet, a little like talcum powder.
Yellow Carolina Jessamine blossoms against a sky of Carolina blue.
Another nice thing about spring--
whenever it arrives.

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