“The honeysuckle was everywhere the day the letter arrived, like heat. Wild roses bloomed in hedges of tendrils and perfume. There were fat bees, dirigible bees, plump and miniature. It was a sweet, tangled morning, and the sun rose, leisurely, in a spectacular blush.”
— Cathleen Schine (The Love Letter)
I snapped these gorgeous honeysuckles on a day like the quote describes last spring, y’all. The vines grow wild in the pine trees, by the path we walk on everyday with our Rottweiler, Hannah. For a few precious weeks every year, we are treated to the heavenly perfume of these small flowers, and we pause along the way to gulp in the scent.
It has been a rough winter here in Southeastern North Carolina.
Quit snorting, Ohio and Upstate New York! It’s been really rough on us southerners, too, OK? No, We haven’t had blizzard conditions and sub-zero temperatures. But it’s been rough few months of not being able to sit out back in shorts and enjoy a cold beer after work.
Anyway, in the last four days the thermometer has climbed up into the low 70’s. Thursday we were able to spend a few hours at the beach. Even though we had to wear sweatpants and hoodies because of the cool ocean breeze, it was still nice to get some sun on our faces and listen to the waves.
I’m starting to be excited about spring being just around the corner. How about y’all?
Speaking of spring, Simply Life Photographs is hosting a photo challenge called Flowers on Saturday this week. It is open for participants until Wednesday. Click on the button to view more photos of flowers and enter one of your own.