Memories of 4617 Meadowbrook Drive where I grew up.  Earnie had a million of these Spirea bushes (also known as Bridal Wreath) growing in the backyard.  I remember the sweet smell so vividly.  I picked a few sprigs for a vase and put them in my bathroom to greet me.

Also making their appearance this spring are poppies.

Earnie planted these seeds last year and they are popping up everywhere!

Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy
~Francis Thompson, “The Poppy,” 1891