I have never been accused of being the most observant person in the world. Just ask Kathy. I tend to miss what is right under my nose. Of course, there are those things that I just can’t miss. For example, every time I look out our kitchen window or go out to the car I see these.
These lilacs are just about done, but we have enjoyed cutting sprigs and bringing them into the house. Their scent just permeates the room.
There are, however, other things in our yard that I usually miss. Yesterday as I was cutting the grass I did notice a few things and just had to stop for a closer look.
First of all there is the rhododendron growing out front. We just bought and planted it last year so it is not very big. The blooms aren’t open yet, but they are there.
Moving to our back yard there is a shed. next to the shed is a bleeding heart plant. It came with the house when we bought it.
Then there is the ground cover around one of our trees. Every spring we have a cascade of yellow.
One thing I generally miss because they last for such a short time is the lily-of-the-valley.
As a kid we had these all over our yard . We have cut some of these and brought them into the house. Once again they give a fragrance that just can’t be truly duplicated by any manufacturer.
Lastly there is the azalea.
This plant we just uprooted and moved last year because it wasn’t doing too well. Looks like it is happy now.
As I said, these are things I generally miss, even when I cut the grass week after week. So glad I took the time to enjoy them this year.