March 29, 2010

full of stars

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.

27 comments:

  1. what a gift -- ahhh, spring alas!

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  2. Oh this is just lovely Char. A day full of stars and tiny blessings.

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  3. The photo is sublime. The accompanying words the background.

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  4. are the flowers on a vine Char, or a shrub?
    things are starting to bloom here, but nothing that fragrant... so i'm now dying to know what you found!

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  5. this post was really love, the picture is really pretty. I love your blog, following you



    - Michelle
    LÉS Mm

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  6. The light in this photo is wonderful so it was worth while getting out of the house.
    I've been neglecting my lens us together posts and I'm hoping to get back into in in the next week or 2.

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  7. What a pretty view to enjoy, it's almost celestial.

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  8. Love this scent - can stop you in your tracks! lovely image...and I too get tired of processing.

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  9. too many photos of the same thing...me too !
    can you imagine how many I have of my eggs ?

    I've almost maxed out my computer memory for photo space, so that's been my drive lately to get rid of all the clutter.....which sounds easy, but cripes, it's hard to do !

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  10. beautiful flowers and a fresh breath. :-)

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  11. This beautiful and scented vine is blooming everywhere with us right now too and it smells just like jasmine...I'm thinking I need to go out and buy at least 50 of these for my landscaping project! I love, love, love the gorgeous scent and the masses of white flowers. Whenever I walk past these flowers I breathe deeply and feel so blessed to be alive. Aromatherapy indeed!

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  12. Lovely. I love when the weather forces us to get out of the house and enjoy nature. And I really like going on adventures to find something new.

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  13. I think you found peace Char!
    Beautiful!

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  14. this is beautiful, like a pretty breeze.

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  15. Could be either flower. Reminds me more of jasmine however.
    Brenda

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  16. Beautiful light...white flowers are the best.

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  17. Oh, what a lovely shot. I think I can smell them all the way over here....

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  18. they were waiting for you ..I like that

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  19. me too I tend to take too many shots of the same subject~arrgh! This one is beautiful Char!

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  20. beautiful post! and the fragrance the icing on the cake for you...

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  21. Beautiful photo...wonderful surprise.

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  22. oh they are so lovely! a day like that is truly a gift... :)

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  23. at the Shakespeare Festival?? Am so very jealous!

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  24. I love a nice, quiet white-flowering vine that just so happens to smell heavenly! Lovely photo, Char.

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  25. beautiful stars.
    i love when a flower really overwhelms with scent. i have a daphne bush and the scent is so intense and wonderful - it fills my yard.

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i feel as if each comment was between us as we sat and sipped something warm....i love to hear what you're thinking.