Phlox (I love the spelling) gives me one of my strongest scent memories because we had phlox in the garden of my childhood home, right next to where we always played. The scent was soft and subtle, but unmistakeably there. We moved from that house when I was 13, and I sort of forgot about phlox.
Then when we lived in Britain, Mr. Sparkle and I were walking through a village when I caught that scent. I was immediately lifted back through time to carefree summer days of make-believe and endless possibilities. Is that phlox? I blurted out, as if Mr. Sparkle would know! A lady standing near her doorway said, Yes, it is. I hadn't even seen her standing there. I jumped - it was almost like a comedy program! We chatted a bit, I breathed in the fragrance, and I vowed to myself that I, too, would have phlox. And here it is.
|not as healthy this year, maybe it's been too warm|
And from the phlox we move to other phlorals -
My outfit for Thursday last was cleverly selected to hit not one, not two, but three link-ups over the next few days! I need to be efficient because I have a lot of chores that have been neglected. My personal wardrobe challenge is how I can hit as many link-ups as possible with one outfit!
|silk top - Twenty-one from Buffalo Exchange; Levi's jeans - thrifted; Doc Marten's sandals|
My next link-up will be Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style. VM was really my gateway to blogging, and I can't miss it. I've met so many people there!
Sunday morning update - Patti of Not Dead Yet Style also has a Facebook page and regularly posts really, really great links. If I could pick one person to follow on Facebook, it would be Patti!
This week's prompt at Flight Platform Living for Shiny T Tuesday is so easy - the prompt is BLANK on BLANK - your choice! So mine could be Clothes on Body, but I'm going to call it Barbie on Earrings. This is so wide open, it'll be a gas seeing what everyone else comes up with!
|made by me|
Besides the phlox, I took some other photos of the flora around my house. This is what I see looking the other direction on the side of the house.
The vine is a passion flower, which is starting to bloom.
At the front I have lavender, which the bees love.
And in the rain garden (yes, we carefully cultivate our rain here in western Oregon) the morning glory has got a strong foothold. And pulling it is one of the chores I need to get busy with.
What's your strongest scent memory? I hope it's a good one.