Every spring I wait for the Mountain Laurels to bloom!
They usually begin blooming in February right about Valentine's Day until mid March. There was a bit of a late start this year with a couple of freezes, but it was worth the wait! They smell divine! Like grape soda - but better - and usually have bees buzzing everywhere. Rain is moving in tonight, so the bees were taking a break and I was able to finally get some photos!
I planted this tree five years ago this spring and have been ever so patiently waiting for blooms. There was one bundle of blooms last year, but this year. . . wow! About 12 bunches on such a tiny tree!
I love vintage items! Just imagining the history behind an item makes me smile. I reuse everything. My Papa's old chair is my sewing chair, my Gramma's 1920s valentines are framed art, and my Great-grandmother's ruffly pillowcase is a valance in my daughter's room. And those are just my favorite things - I have way more!