Please Forgive Me, If I Stop and Stare… But Your Beauty, In This Light, Just Takes My Breath Away…

May 3rd, 2011 § 6 comments

Like Droplets of Gold: Honey-Scented Blossoms of Lindera benzoin

Lingering light and warm breezes… A sweet scent like honey fills the air. It’s springtime, and suddenly I’m falling in love all over again. Lindera, pardon me if I stop and stare… But your beauty, in this light, just takes my breath away.

Some evenings in the garden are perfection: the first blossoms of Lindera benzoin —glistening droplets of pure gold— the buzz of drunken bees, and the day’s radiant afterglow…

Forest Edge at Ferncliff

Lindera benzoin – North American Native Spice Bush. Golden in Spring and Again in Autumn…

Read more about the extraordinary, season-spanning beauty of North American native spicebush, in my plant profile post:

“Mellow Yellow: Lovely Lindera Benzoin, North American Native Spicebush” (click here)

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§ 6 Responses to Please Forgive Me, If I Stop and Stare… But Your Beauty, In This Light, Just Takes My Breath Away…"

  • peg leeco says:

    Oh that middle photo takes my breath away.You have made this gray morning in Gloucester much brighter.
    Yesterday I took the dogs on a long hike in the woods.I was rewarded by seeing a 3 ft long snake,a patch of sweet white trillium,and the mountain laurel which LOVED the deep snow cover and is now standing strong with shiny greenery, not ready to flower yet stunning.
    Birdsong accompanied me along the stony hilly paths…and I searched for the woodcock I saw last week. Ahhhhh…spring!

  • Michaela says:

    @ Peg – That sounds like the perfect way to spend a spring day. I think the Mt. Laurel will be spectacular this year. All of that deep snow was wonderfully insulating! Indeed it is grey and rainy here this morning too, but my what this will do for the green! xo M

  • Karen says:

    WOW! “Forrest Edge at Ferncliff” looks like it should be a picture hanging in my livingroom! So tranquil. Makes me want to be there. Thanks for the AHHH moment Michaela.

  • Wonderful post. I’ve enjoyed your site very much. Thank you.

  • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Ohhh my, with a view like that, no wonder your bees are drunk! Fantastic xo D

  • Michaela says:

    @ Karen, Thank you for your kind words! I’m glad a photo can make the world a smaller place! xo M

    @ Indira, I’m so happy that you took the time to comment, and to stop by. I hope to hear from you again. Thank you! xo M

    @ Deb, Hello there friend. I hope the bees were feeling as good as I. Always good to hear from you! xo M

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