Sunday, May 26, 2013


Miss B 2yrs old

The honeysuckle is in bloom here. It's a sign the warm weather really has arrived. When we bought our house seven years ago, this honeysuckle bush was the very first thing I planted. It grows all along our front fence, and the fragrance is wonderful. You'll smell it before you see it, and if the windows are open, the scent fills the entire house. When I was a kid in Louisiana, the playground fence at my elementary school was overgrown with wild honeysuckle. When the sweet flowers bloomed, the usually crowded monkey bars would be empty and there would be no line for the swings. All the kids could be found at the back of the play yard enjoying a tiny sweet treat. Of course I can't keep Miss B. out of them. She was overjoyed with excitement when they bloomed this year, and this was the first time I told her their secret. Seeing her standing at the fence giggling and sucking the nectar out of the flowers, it takes me back to my childhood. Sigh.


  1. Oh, this is wonderful! What a sweet memory! And I'm so happy to know you have shared it with your daughter! And thank you for sharing with us!

  2. When I walked to middle school every day I passed a house with jasmine growing over the fence to the back and every time I passed the house I stopped to breathe it in. Just yesterday my husband brought home a plant and wrapped it around a trellis right next to our front door. I spend 10 minutes just standing next to it.

  3. Honeysuckle memories! Love it! We had it growing all around my neighborhood in San Francisco!