We have a lilac bush outside our kitchen door, and these pictures show the stages of it's blooming. Whenever we open the door or pull up in the car, the smell is amazing. This year, the smell of all the flowers is so much more fragrant and stronger than other years. It's not just me, because a friend mentioned it to me the other day. Have you noticed this? Did you know that your sense of smell is strongest when you are a child? By the time we get into our twenties, it slowly starts to decline. The older we are, the less effective our sense of smell is. Isn't it funny how a smell can bring back childhood memories even more than visualization? The fresh baked bread like grandma used to bake, the perfume mom used to wear...a mere waft can send us spinning back in time. I've read that no two people smell something the same way. I have a friend who is a cook, and an operation left her with no sense of smell or taste. She cannot taste whether her food is good or not. She cannot smell our beautiful lilac...
After dinner chores
When the lilacs are in bloom;
Stop awhile and breathe
"But thanks be to God, who leads us in triumphful procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing." 2 Cor. 2:14