Sunday night. It was dark. We were tired from the long drive. We walked into the house and were greeted by (in addition to a very happy dog) the fragrance of the Stargazer Lilies that we had left on the kitchen counter. Many new blossoms had opened while we were gone, and the house was full of the sweet smell of them.
Monday morning. It rained last night. Drips were still dropping from the trees. I walked out into the yard and was greeted by (in addition to a few welcome drops on my head) the cool fresh air, the kind of sweet fragrance that only comes after a rain. And across the yard, the new blossom of a white iris stood where none was just a few days ago.
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