A splash of hot pink.
That’t what today’s about.
… it’s not your typical 50+ year-old guy colour… but then again, what about me is 100% normal? 😇
The Albizia’s Started Blooming
Just as last week’s heat wave did a number on the roses, pretty much wrapping them up for the summer, it also gave the front-yard albizia (silk flower) a nudge.
Seemingly out of nowhere, all of a sudden the normally green canopy above our front yard is crowned with hot pink. Yes, it’s pretty to look at, and provides lovely shade for the front, but what I noticed this morning, that I can’t remember noticing other years, is the smell.
I opened the patio door and was hit with a heady perfume that just kind of permeated the air and wafted into the house. How did I not remember the smell?
- Maybe it’s just not quite as hard-wired as the Spring smell of lilac from my youth.
- Maybe because it’s an outdoor smell & not one you bring in as cut-flowers.
- Maybe random weather factors mean that it actually has more smell this year than other years.
- …and maybe I just forgot.
Regardless of the reason…
I’m grateful for the unexpected smell of albizia filling the air today.