Saturday, August 2, 2014

Winter's Fragrance




Sweet is the fragrance
Which scents the air
Exotic and tropical
Its perfume beguiles
My thoughts are carried
To warmer climes
Belying the chill
Of a Winter’s afternoon…

Prose - Dianne Dawes ...♥ 



These photographs were taken in my garden this afternoon. They are the creamy-white blossoms of Michelia Doltsopa “Silver Cloud”, a compact form of the Michelia genus and also a member of the Magnolia family. The shrub is evergreen, flowering profusely from late Winter to early Spring. The flowers have a delicate tropical, lemon scent; the wood is also fragrant. Please enlarge the images.

28 comments:

Leovi said...

Exquisite flowers, excellent soft and delicate, full tones of the beauty of your words!

ΚΙΤΡΙΝΟΣ ΡΥΠΟΣ said...

Dear Dianne,

There is no winter in your heart, because your prose removes the cold.

Yannis Politopoulos

MARTY said...

I imagine you closing your eyes and smelling the parfume of your beautiful flowers ! it's that I would do !
wish you a lovely weekend Dianne

Leovi said...

I can smell the warmth of your flowers, summer is here!
Besos!

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your sweet words, yes, the flowers are exquisite.
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Yannis for your sweet words...true, I have no room for Winter or coldness in my heart, only love and warmth.
Warm greetings

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Marty for your lovely words, yes the fragrance of the flowers is lovely, close one's eyes and enjoy their perfume.
wish you a lovely weekend too.
bisous
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Leovi for your sweet words, it was cold here today but the sun was shining, the fragrance was so lovely as the sun shone on the flowers, I could pretend it was Summer!
Besos
xoxoxo ♡

Olivier Violin said...

Bonjour Dianne,
Bravo pour ces magnifiques photos !
Je te souhaite un excellent week-end.
Bises. ♡

Magia da Inês said...

✿⊱•°
Lindas imagens, doce perfume das flores tropicais!...
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
¸.✿⊱╮╮

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Lovely.

Sui Generis said...

Your words are just as pretty as the flowers. I feel refreshed! :)

Joanna said...

Beautiful flowers, so pure and innocent :-) Beautiful poem! With best wishes :)

ANNA-LYS said...

<3

dianne said...

Bonjour Olivier ,
Merci pour vos aimables paroles! Je vous souhaite une merveilleuse semaine.
Bises
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Obrigada querida Inês pelas suas amáveis ​​palavras.
Desejo-lhe uma boa semana!

Beijinhos
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Sui for your sweet words, I am so pleased you feel refreshed. :)

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Cosmo !
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Joanna for your lovely words.
Hugs and best wishes
xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear ANNA-LYS !
xoxoxo ♡

JUAN FUENTES said...

Todos los dias la evolución nos está mostrando la maravilla de este mundo

Laura. M said...

Beautiful garden, Dianne. They are lovely !!
I take your link to follow.
A kiss from Béjar Salamanca

dianne said...

Gracias, querido Juan por sus amables palabras, sí, hay mucha belleza en este mundo.
abrazos

xoxoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Laura. M for your kind words, thank you for following my blog.
A kiss
xoxoxo ♡

Elia said...

Pero que maravilla, ha de ser intenso el olor y casi hasta aquí he podido oler, que maravilla,
las fotos son increíbles, me han gustado mucho,
disfruta de estas flores tan delicadas, yo no las conocía,
gracias por compartir,

besos y abrazos
;)

dianne said...

Elia querido amigo, gracias por sus amables palabras. Sí, las flores son muy bonitas, así que es la fragancia fresca.
abrazos y besos

xoxoxo ♡

ANNA-LYS said...

Dear Dianne,
Can I find You on Facebook?
Hugs,
Anna-Lys aka Christina ;)

dianne said...

Dear Anna-Lys aka Christina , such a pretty name! Lovely to see you here again,I hope you are well? Sorry my dear I don't have a Facebook account.
Hugs,
Dianne
xoxoxo ♡