Thursday, May 29, 2008

Muguet des bois

May brings masses of lilies of the valley along the back of my little yard. How can you not love such simple blossoms? Even when dressed up in a bubbly goblet, they are the definition of innocence.

Their fresh-smelling scent recalls the drugstore perfume, "Muguet des Bois," that was our summertime spritz back when we wished we all could be California girls. Maybe those memories are why I don't mind the chore of weeding out stray lilies from the lawn years later.

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