Today's Flowers: The Perfume of Spring

From Topsail, April 2011

OK, Southerners, please introduce me to this fragrant beauty! It grows at my parents' home in North Carolina, and its fragrance seems to capture everything clean and beautiful and full of love and hope that makes April the wonderful month it is.

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  1. I don't know it's name but it is pretty.

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  2. I don't know - but it is a Beauty!
    Happy Easter!

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  3. I can almost smell those flowers-lovely photo!

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  4. This is just a guess from a "brown thumb," is it azalea?
    But lovely to look at! I love pink, and I thought yellow was my favorite, and the other day, as if someone else was saying it, I say,"Turquoise is my favorite?" Now who said that? Or is every color my favorite?

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  5. Beautiful! We have some daffodils. Spring is creeping up the continent!~

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  6. You make me want to smell this lovely flower.

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  7. Anonymous12:22 PM

    How wonderful that it is both pretty and perfumed - it gives two gifts to us.

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  8. beautiful!!! And Happy Easter to you and your family Sandy~~~ Enjoy your day!

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  9. Two gifts indeed! Such exquisite blossoms and colors! Beautiful capture as always, Sandy! I do hope you and your family have had a wonderful Easter weekend!

    Sylvia

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  10. I hope that someone will know. It is beautiful.

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  11. Enjoy Topsail!

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  12. Looks kind of like a crabapple flower (but isn't). The little bud behnd the open flower looks like a delicate rose.

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  13. If these were steel I'd know. I produced the play and built the set on the stage in New Jersey. The movie starred Dolly Parton, Sally Field, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, Julia Roberts, Tom Skerritt, Sam Shephard et.al. Might be wrong, but there are 210 species and this looks like a few of them.
    Played a little joke on one of our favorite players. Put some vaseline on the earpiece of the stage telephone on Weezer's beauty parlor counter, and printed a small card which was revealed when the player lifted the phone and put it to her ear during the scene. It said "Wet Paint".

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  14. Oops. Truvy's counter.

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  15. Sandy I'd have to see more of the leaves to venture a guess and even then I'm not sure I could I.D. it but it's lovely.

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  16. Sandy the more I think about it the more I think it may be nerium oleander. You can go here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nerium_oleander and see what you think. There are oleanders that don't look anything like this but it does look like that one to me.

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  17. Such a nice tribute to April, Easter and spring. Something that pretty must smell just as.

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  18. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Ah...I can imagine the fragrance!! Beautiful blooms!

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  19. I love that flower, Sandy...and it reminds me the last srpingtime in Ă–land, Sverige
    nice week
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  20. lovely photo.

    Here’s My Flower for Today Wild Sunflower of Bukidnon

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  21. What a beautiful flower and I can only imagine it's fragrance. Sigh!!
    Gotta love spring flowers...so fragile and filled with such heady aromas!!
    Be well
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  22. i only remember of two flowers with natural scent. it proves nature as best for its great aroma.

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  23. so lovely Sandy...here the perfume of spring will soon be awakening...Lily of the Valley..I can't wait!

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