Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Lusty Month of May...

Every May we look forward to the blooming of our May trees. We have two of them. One sits right in front of our porch, the other one is on the leftside of our driveway. Once the weather starts to turn warm, the delicate white blossoms begin to appear. As lovely as they are to look at, they are even more heavenly to smell. It's one of those scents that should be bottled and sold, and yet it's nearly impossible to describe. Once you've smelled it, you never forget it. You just inhale it and enjoy it and wait for the day when you can smell it once again. Both Whitney and I tried to come up with descriptions and both of us were (surprise!) at a loss of words. I did, however, find a verse from the song "The Lusty Month of May" from Camelot that almost does justice to the indescribable.

"Whence this fragrance wafting through the air? What sweet feelings does its scent transmute?Whence this perfume floating ev'rywhere? Don't you know it's that dear forbidden fruit!"

***If you really want a hilarious description of the entire month of May and why it would be called 'lusty', GOOGLE the song and read the words in their entirety.

"It's wild! It's gay! Tra la! It's May!"

1 comment:

Sandy said...

I know what you mean about fragrance... I came home on Wednesday to find out jasmine in full bloom! If only I could transfer that scent to the internet for all to partake... heavenly! It's beautiful as well! Last Saturday I drove by your house with Rachel. I wish we had time to stop! (Rach wanted to see our old neighborhood/ward boundaries and how things had changed.) Next time!!! Which will be in August! :)