Aroma therapy

The small town I live in is far enough off the beaten path that my morning walks are fairly quiet and uneventful, except for the occasional illiterate motorist who can’t decipher speed limit signs. What I have come to expect, even to look forward to, is a profusion of sweet smells.

Along the path I walk, there are small pockets of flowering shrubs. These aromas are heavenly, so pure and wondrous, that all you want to do is linger, breathing in the fragrances.

The sweet tea lemon of magnolias, the honey butter of wisteria, the ambrosial nectar of honeysuckle, all intertwined with the spiced sugar of jasmine. The very air is candied, leaving a delectable taste on your tongue.

Even on dreadfully bad mornings, it’s difficult to stay distressed when faced with such lovely smells… my very own natural aroma therapy.

“Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower, and draws all good things toward you.”
~ Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Coral red honeysuckle
White flowering redvein

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8 thoughts on “Aroma therapy

  1. There is nothing like spring in Florida.
    I have all of that in & around my yard except the redvein. I just planted the jasmine last weekend, I bought it at a festival. It smells like heaven, I’m sure of it.


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