We have been enjoying this glorious spring weather…
…and these beautiful blossoming trees.
They are all over in our neighborhood.
I think they are flowering pear trees, but whatever they are called, I’m glad the city planted them because I look forward each spring to seeing their dainty little flowers.
Funny thing though – they really stink!
While the kids and I were enjoying a jacket-free walk yesterday, and taking in all of the blossoming spring splendor, we noticed there was a really weird, stinky smell in the air. It was pretty breezy out, and Norah and I had some theories, but it wasn’t until we arrived back home that I realized the origin of the stench.
Norah had picked a few short end branches (shhh….), and before I put them in a glass of water, I thought I would take a whiff. What I expected was a flowery perfume scent, what I got was an odd, unpleasant odor.
So now we just look. We don’t inhale.
What’s your favorite spring flower? Stinky or not.