Today's Flowers: Southern Magic

From Topsail, April 2011


This beauty hung from a tree that filled a salty, sandy little alley with divine perfume as we (unsuccessfully) searched for a geocache.  There's a fine line between geocaching and climbing up someone's nose, by the way.  Around Topsail, some folks will give you clues that all but tell you where to reach for the thing if they know you're geocaching.  Other folks will politely and pointedly wonder why the hell you are standing in their flowerbeds and performing cavity searches on the gnomes.   (The politely part is how you know you're South. Do the same around here (in the chilly North), and the guard dogs would be calling you lunch.)  Anyway, geocaching is a wonderful and strange hobby that puts me in new places that smell wonderful and have me looking closely at everything.   I love that.

Today's Flowers

Comments

  1. Love the flowers! Sounds like an interesting adventure for sure.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. I love that, too.

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  3. Lovely flowers Sandy.

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  4. You got the politeness right about down here. I hail from MA and CT so it was a nice change.

    Carolina MTs

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  5. beautiful blooms Sandy. enjoy your weekend.

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  6. old fashioned and lovely

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  7. I love old-fashioned flowers. These are so pretty, I can almost smell the fragrance!

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  8. Your post made me laugh Sandy. I've never tried geocaching but have heard it is a lot of fun 99 percent of the time. Just depends where they are placed I suppose, not on a barren hillside full of rattlesnakes. I think I heard that on a blog somewhere. Your flowers were a beautiful find.

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  9. Such a delicate flower. Interesting how New Englanders can be so zealous about their privacy.

    Thank you for your nice comment on my last post. I'm still completely uninspired as well as in quite a bit of pain. But trying to keep my humor!

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  10. Beautiful blossoms. Geocaching sounds like a ton of fun. You must be good at following clues.

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  11. Geocatching - that's a new one for me. Nice that you had fun and thanks for the photo.

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  12. This is a lovely photo, Sandy! Are those white wisteria? I've never tried geocaching but it sounds like fun.

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  13. I love the fragrance of wisteria! I appreciate southern politeness and hospitality, too. You're so right about the difference in politeness between North and South.

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  14. Lovely. Geocatching is great kid activity...there's an app for that!

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  15. sounds like a fun hobby

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  16. Mmmmm White Wisteria. I can almost smell it. And that Southern hospitality is wonderful too, even if you weren't invited.

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  17. Very nice shot of a beautiful flower.

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  18. I'd like to go geocaching sometime. Everything I hear about it sounds like something I'd love to do. Lovely flower image.

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  19. gorgeous, I want to smell them!
    fun you are into geocaching, I have heard that can be a good time! Good week to you.

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  20. Oh geocaching is a new term! But i love that flower bunch, somehow resembles the habit of Wisteria. What tree is it? thanks.

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  21. Pretty one!
    Have a great new week.
    xo

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  22. What a lovely image and it seems like a hobby I could take up too.;)
    I am back from my break, hope all is well with you dear Sandy.))
    xoxo

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  23. Still not totally sure what geocaching means, but it sounds like a great adventure! Adore the delicate fall of the white flowers!

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  24. love the gentle arch of these blossoms...so lovely.

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