Thursday, September 15, 2011

Heaven scent.....!

For me the smell of Freesias is the quintessential smell of Spring, I love it and always try to have a vase of them in the house for as long as they're in season. Not far from where we live we have an area of bushland called Pinneroo Heights, Aimee and I often pass  through there on our evening walks, as we did yesterday just as the sun was setting.  Every Spring it's like walking through a magical, wonderfully scented garden, there are huge spreads of wild freesias with the odd wild orchid here and there, did I mention the scent....!! It's against the law in Australia to pick wildflowers thank goodness, it leaves them pristine to enjoy as you pass through and anyway it's only a few dollars to buy the commercially grown flowers...Is there a particular flower that reminds you of the different seasons.....? Rain in Perth today, excellent we need it.....

23 comments:

  1. One of my favourites as well.

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  2. I am always excited to see the Tulips and Daffodils in the early Spring here.

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  3. I felt the magic!


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  4. Spring is beautiful. Full of flowers. This period will now envy. Shame it's not everywhere in the world ... Peter

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  5. We will not see freesia until next March or February at the earliest so thank you for giving us a sample of this beautiful bed now... I can imagine its sweet fragrance.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. When I was growing up in Illinois, it was the sight and smell of lilacs that let me know that spring was here! In Arizona it's African daisies. They don't really smell but, they color the ground all over town.

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  7. merci pour ces photos bucoliques

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  8. Elles sont jolies ces petites fleurs qui pointent leur nez pour annoncer le printemps. Ici, c'est bien souvent les coucous qui nous annoncent les beaux jours.

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  9. I don't know the english names, but for me , mimosas means february, they blossom here in the middle of our winter.And Lily-of-the-valley (muguet) is for spring.I like your pictures , they make me think of the movie poster of "Bright Star"(Jane Campion)

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  10. I too have always been enchanted by the Spring scents of freesias and also the scents of jasmine! Gorgeous photos!

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  11. Our late summer is still quite hot, I would like the idea of a real spring instead of autimn...

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  12. The walk looks quite haunting!!!

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  13. thank you for this delightful evening walk amid the scented freesias. here the scent of lilac has a similar effect.

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  14. What a beautiful path! Great shots of the lovely blooms too.

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  15. Could not agree more, I love them too!
    Like the little orchid as well, have not seen them before..

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  16. It's against the law to pick wild flowers? How interesting! Your first photo looks like a scene from a nostalgic movie...the flowers are so pretty! Wish I could enjoy the aroma, too :-)

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  17. Flowers love rain...and umbrella´´s sellers too!!
    Fantastic this law, Australia is a civiliced country( here we are still killing the bull, and there are many people that says that it´´s art...it´´s a shame). I hate to cut flowers, it´´s better to look them, smell them and take some nice pictures as you...This way flowers are forever.
    Happy rainy days.

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  18. I can almost smell them from here!

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  19. I love these beautiful flowers, freesias I have so many plants in my balcony, a few months ago I also made ​​a post on this fragrant flower !!!!!!! For the record it does not rain for months in my city and feel so much need!!

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  20. Oh yes, spring time in your parts.

    We just go in the Fall here.

    Beutiful flowers.

    Kind regards,
    Mike

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