the day started out cloudy and threatened rain and that was really okay because the day before was beautiful. i figured rain always makes a great catch-up day around the house. (not that i did much catching up) then the clouds parted and the sun beckoned me. i used the rationalization that i didn't have my 365 shot. plus - i was tired of processing the 300 shots i took at the gardens. i've really got to quit taking 50 pictures of the same thing over and over. i drove out highway 80 and somehow it connected back to the interstate. so...i came back to montgomery. then i ended up at the shakespeare festival and i sighed. what's new here? nothing i pouted. but i walked down to the 'secret garden' anyway. as i approached, the sweetest scent overwhelmed me and it was this...jasmine? clementis? vine? beautiful cascading white stars, perfumed and gorgeous. they didn't have to be painted ladies - they quietly waited for me to come to them. and i sat awhile and enjoyed the view.