Thursday, September 15, 2005

Little Joys in Life

Home is where the heart is, right? Not really! Home for me will always be Louisiana where my family and friends are. Almost as much as I miss my family and friends, I miss crawfish and ginger lilies!

We've been in Kentucky for eight years and, without fail, sometime in late summer I have this conversation with my mother (who knows how much I love ginger lilies!)

Mom: You should see my ginger lilies. They are all blooming. Blooms everywhere!
Me: Good! What have you been doing?
Mom: They smell so good! I love walking outside in the morning and smelling those flowers!
Me: Good. How's dad?
Mom: I have so many more blooms than I had last year.
Me: Good! How's Kristy and the girls?
Mom: Remind me to send you some ginger lilies and you can see if they grow there.

NEVER happened! So, when we were home last spring, I grabbed about five bulbs, brought them home and planted them in pots. I will bring them in when it gets too cold and I will have ginger lilies forever!

In Louisiana, they've been blooming for several months now but my first bloom opened this morning and it smells SOOO good!! I wish I could offer a "scratch & sniff" button here but . . you'll just have to trust me.