"I have been here before,
But when or how I cannot tell:
I know the grass beyond the door,
The sweet keen smell,
The sighing sound, the lights around the shore."
Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), British poet. Sudden Light (l. 1-5). . . Oxford Book of Nineteenth-Century English Verse, The. John Hayward, ed. (1964; reprinted, with corrections, 1965) Oxford University Press
TIME: 6:21 PM
PLACE: The front yard
SUBJECT: White Peony
The peonies have started to bloom! The plants have about 6 full flowers and numerous buds. I wish the Internet had smell-o-vision so I could share their wonderful fragrance with you. StellaDella spent about 30 minutes outside smelling the flowers. The smell brings back so many happy memories of my childhood. I hope when she gets older, it will do the same for her.
I apologize about the late postings and commenting. My DSL went down about 3:30pm Thursday afternoon and we also lost phone service for about 36 hours. I used Windows Live Writer to do Thursday's and today's posts. When you see these posts, it means either my electronic connection to the rest of the world has been restored or more than likely, I went out in search of free Wi-fi!