If I could bottle the heady fragrance of the bush around here, I’d send you a sachet of that today, but Ailsa’s asked for a photographic representation for her Travel Theme this week, so I’ve been casting about, tying to think of something else to tell you about.
For a gardener, the garden here at my new patch is almost a misnomer, but when I walk out to the letter boxes in the early evening and close my eyes, I could be in any sub-tropical or tropical paradise. I guard against the evocative fragrance of the frangipani on the front lawn transporting me straight to my old island paradise because, really, what could be more beautiful than the flowers of the frangipani tree right here?
Oh, what better for ‘fragrance’ that the sweet scent of Frangipani? Glad you have one close by to remind you of your beloved island 🙂
Wow, a heavenly fragrance indeed.
Sure is, Gilly, though here in Oz it can sometimes be over- used commercially for everything from candles to sunscreen oil … but the real thing is unmistakable and always prompts great memories. 🙂
Beautiful capture of the Frangipani! It has a very unique fragrance, I remember…
Thanks Amy – it does, doesn’t it? Memories of Bali, and my Mum’s back yard, of Hawaii and India and … For me, smelling frangipani flowers is a bit like seeing most of my life flash before my eyes and interestingly, only the good bits! 🙂
I remember that too 🙂 Thank you so much for bringing me the sweet memory, Meredith 🙂
WoW!!!!! First, the flower is beautiful…Second: the pics are awesome….I can almost feel the smell of your Paradise right here in my kitchen!!!!
It is a beautiful frangipani, isn’t it Ilargia? And yes, I like the pictures, but they’re nothing like the brilliant composition I saw you post last night of the figure walking through the snow clad forest. I found it beautiful – moody and arresting, and a little mysterious. Loved it, in fact. 🙂
Thanks a lot M.!!! It was C. at home, walking through the forest behind his parent´s house!!!
Indeed beautiful to behold both visually and olfactorily 🙂
A background fragrance of summer for so many of us, I think. 🙂
They are like velvet.
I thought immediately of old fashioned silk satin underwear … indescribably soft.
Truly is the smell of summer in the tropics and the Frangipanis are having a really good season this year. Good choice.
I thought they were doing well this year too – a dry winter, perhaps? Do you have that rust disease down there, Pomme?
Unfortunately yes, but it did not seem so bad last year
Was it dry last year too? No – that can’t be it because I remember ours had it during our seven years of drought. 😦 Lets hope something’s helping the poor trees.
Maybe they are building up an immunity
Wouldn’t that be wonderful?
exquisite! I was taken by the frangipanis in Broome, and Cairns, so many shades of pink and gold and creamy white, they do struggle this far south 🙂
Delicious! The fragrance is wafting my way, Meredith 🙂
There is nothing like it