Monday, March 2, 2009

Signs of life...

Camellias aren't my favorite flower but since tea comes from a particular Camellia they are OK by me.
Daphne-This is what heaven smells like. Lemon-ish but so much more. The closest I think I have come to the scent is the Luna candle by Archipelago. I think that blend is lemon verbena, lavender and thyme. This Daphne is near the front door and quite large. It is quite warm today (not sure how warm, probably high 50's) and the smell permeates the front steps. The postman commented the other day. He wondered what smells so good. It's the Daphne.
Spring is definitely on the way. Whoo Hoo! I've been in a funk, but today with the warmer weather, sunshine even on my lunch break, the Daphne, the daffodils starting to bloom and the new Lane Community College catalog things are looking up. I am signing up for fencing. Yep, it's something that has been on my list of things to do for a couple of years and I decided now is the time. I am excited. I hope I get in. I am also taking a belly dance class in between now and the fencing class. I don't think I want to really get back into belly dance but I do enjoy the exercise and camaraderie.
Hope your Monday is going is well. Happy March!


Lisa said...

I have that same camellia off my front porch. It isn't my favorite either, but since it offers bright, happy blooms in late winter, it's a keeper.

Fencing and belly dancing! Sounds great. Good for you to try something new and cross it off of your list. I hope you really enjoy it.

Oh, and Daphne! It does smell divine!!

Monkey Girl said...

Ahhhhh, our trees are only starting to bud and I think I saw some bulbs trying to poke their way through the dirt at the bus stop. I can't wait till spring and summer!!!!
When we used to live in California we had camellia trees/bushes along side the driveway. I know a lot of people don't like them, but I've always loved the color and they stay in bloom forever.

Linda said...

I'm not fond of camellias because the flowers turn brown so quickly. My favorite flower is daphne, to me it smells a lot like lily of the valley.