Of all the scented plants perfuming our little entrance-
and there are many clustered around such a little entrance- chinese jasmine trailing the window bars, lilac climbing rose beneath, plump bushes of yesterday, today and tomorrow, not forgetting a young star jasmine, an eager magnolia flush with flowers and on the far side a frangipani beginning to flower.............
nothing smells quite as heavenly as the only plants we didn't place for fragrance- the elephant ears.
Our huge elephant ears have each made 2 or 3 flowers in quick succession.
In the rush of my busy season, carrying full platters from the house to the car and empty ones from the car to the house in an seemingly never ending cycle,
the spot where the scent hits me causes me to linger, inhale deeply and escape for just a moment of heady intoxication that leaves my lips with a smile.