Tuesday, 2 August 2011
A heavenly scent
The intoxicating scent drifted towards me and then retreated- a little shy of its magnificence I think?
When I found the source, no wonder....it was the gnarly old grapefruit tree.
This tree rarely does much, besides scratch and scare little children, it might have produced a few blossoms once, years ago, and I vaguely remember two small' flattish' round pale- yellow fruits.
A thick skin and sour citrus smell, our eldest duly tasted it and declared it so sour that she might never recover.. and this from a child that grazed on little yellow 'sour suck' flowers!
Whatever the reason for this extraordinary blossoming...
Thank you, gnarly old tree for all these deliciously fragrant blossoms (blogger needs a scratch 'n sniff panel) -
we've taken some cuttings and I see a future filled with the heady scent for grapefruit blossoms.