I was working on another post when I looked out my office window and saw clouds exploding against the blue sky. There were birds singing and a sweetness in the air as I walked to the end of the street to enjoy the show.
Even as I watched, the clouds seemed to soften and subtly change their form.
Upon my return I found the source of the sweet scent – Sarcococca – Sweet Box.
This hearty shrub, neglected by me all year long, emits the most wonderful fragrance from its tiny blossoms.
A sweet foretaste of spring.