Thursday, April 11, 2013

"J" - Jasmine

I've found the perfect stress-relief. Yes, and you can do it in public, too...

It's jasmine. Specifically, the scent of night-blooming jasmine. Down here in Florida, we've got it all over the place. It's a climbing vine that gets all over everything. It covers fences. It grows up in huge green walls that are only supported by a wire frame. Heck, people plant it around their mailboxes and the mailboxes end up disappearing inside a plethora of white blossoms.

As soon as twilight falls, jasmine's scent permeates the air. I don't know why, but when I take a deep breath of that, the weight of the world falls off my shoulders and all my stress goes away.

Now, if we could only bottle it...

(It someone already did, do me a favor and let me know, okay?)


Anonymous said...

The scent of night-blooming jasmine has that effect on me as well. My grandmother had a lot of it in her backyard. I miss it.

Happy A to Z!

Rob-bear said...

Jasmine is such a wonderful smell! I enjoy it, too.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
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