Sunday, September 25, 2011
I grew up with poppies, daffodils, honeysuckle, and hollyhocks, so when the wildflowers appear they seem even more beautiful because of their strangeness. The colours are more vibrant, the forms more complex, and the numbers vast! As for freesias growing on the nature strip, I just can't get over that. They are, without doubt, the smell I most strongly associate with the house where I grew up, not because they grew in the garden, but because they were my mum's regular treat to herself whenever she went to the florist. The smell of them in your bedroom when you wake up in the morning is heaven!