Gardenias in bloom

July 19, 2013 § 2 Comments

My absolute favorite part of summer is smelling the amazing aroma of the gardenia bushes in the yard. The blooming (more like popping) of the mystery gardenias really means the start of summer. Last year while recovering from hip surgery, I was at home a lot and had an abundant amount of time to enjoy the beautiful aroma and aesthetics of the gardenias.
Which, of course, meant some photo shoots while I was — literally — sitting around. Here is one of my subjects from last summer:

Gardenia bloom

This year, my hip is much stronger than it was last summer, but the gardenia bushes have bloomed and the peak time is now over. However, every time I look at the above image, I can smell the beautiful aroma of the gardenia, and I feel so happy.

What is your favorite summer scent?

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§ 2 Responses to Gardenias in bloom

  • Annette says:

    Gardenias are one of my favorite flowers. I think they have the most gloriously feminine scent. They have such a strong smell they definitely make their presence known, but if you pick one it will die quickly. The beauty is so strong yet so delicate and must be handled with care–the essence of a woman.

    • Kristina says:

      Annette,Well said! Their aroma is just heavenly, and I am so sad that I have to wait another year for their amazing blooms! Thanks for visiting my blog!~Kristina

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