Sometimes, when you smell a particular scent like fresh cut grass, or a dewy summer night it takes you back to a place of fond memories. Sights and smells provoke feelings and memories in all of us. These flashes of time that we carry along in our senses are what transform us into our individual selves.
A picture can never truly be just a picture, because it is these images that trigger a lifetime of stories. A picture is a collection of decades of thoughts and feelings at the tip of your tongue. With every passing photo, look deeper into the colors, feel the past, and let the images carry you away.
An urn of Alyssum sits upon a patio basking in the summer sun, thriving, growing, illuminating subtle hints of jasmine and magnolia into the air. A mixture of floral scents reminds you of walking the gardens with a loved one as a young child. An Alyssum flower, dainty in size, tender and delicate in nature, used to fill the spots of broken rock gardens. They grow where nothing else can prosper and make their home among nooks and valleys. These tiny flowers fill containers with lush and lavish landscape for honeybees to investigate and butterflies to admire.
The Alyssum form a plush carpet of floral beauty in the cavity of time. A vessel transports us from modern day to a time when things were crafted only by hand with sweat and dignity. This spectacular vase brimming with old world charm provokes feelings of far away lands draped in sunshine and smiles.
As you sit in your garden, eyes closed tight, sunshine on your skin, floral scents circulating in the air, remember the Alyssum.