Friday, April 25, 2014

The Mayflower


Not 'that' Mayflower silly, but our Provincial Flower.


I found these little gems on Wednesday at the park in Halifax.


They have a wonderful fragrance and have a pinkish tinge on the blossoms.


I remember when I was a kid women from the African Nova Scotian community
went from door to door in our neighbourhood selling these in bunches.
Mom and my grandmother would always buys a few.


The fragrance from these is intoxicating would fill the entire house.
And we would know that summer was coming and school would be out!



17 comments:

  1. Lovely blooms, your last photo, I , (if I were the photographer,)... would print, frame and hang for all to see its beauty. Happy springtime. Jean,

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    1. Thanks Jean! the last photo is 'helped along' by that gray stone.....lovely contrast which accentuates the blooms.
      Happy autumn to you!

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  2. hmmm..our mayflowers are very different. i will take photos of mine if they bloom this year. i just planted them last week. yours are beautiful!

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    1. Hi Joyce. Their official name is 'Trailing Arbutus', so they may really be different from yours. Looking forward to a photo of your Mayflower.

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  3. Beautiful! These were one of my mother's favorite spring wildflowers. We call them Trailing Arbutus in Pennsylvania, although the alternate name is indeed mayflower. Yes, that scent! Thanks for the memories. And I agree that last photo is especially wonderful.
    Love your header painting too - can feel the wet air and rain in the lane.
    Mary

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    1. Nice to meet you Mary and welcome to my blog!
      You are correct, this is the Trailing Arbutus. Sometimes they are so difficult to find in the wild. They blend into their surroundings so well as they trail low to the ground.
      A blogger friend, Vicki, used her iphone app,' Waterlogue' on a [photo of mine and sent it to me.....thus the 'new' header. I really like it too.

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  4. So April showers bring mayflowers? Hey, they're early!

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  5. Yes they are Debra. Maybe they had enough rain to get them to bloom a little early.

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  6. I can't say that we have them here, I don't remember seeing (or smelling) them. There is nothing wild blooming right now, so we just have our 50 shades of green.

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    1. You may just be too far south Sharon.
      Hey, green is nice!

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  7. Hey, where's the scent link? I wanna smell them!
    Jim, have you seen the blog Dartmoor Ramblings? Her beautiful photos remind me of yours.

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  8. A tiny flower that provides big pleasure. Wish you had a scratch and sniff blog, Jim!

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  9. Love the composition of that last frame but would do a little HDR, just a tad,
    to revive those washed-out whites. Just a suggestion.
    :)

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