Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Honeysuckle

Two scents compete for the nose in early May: mild, sweet honeysuckle and strong, sinus-killing privet. Here's the honeysuckle, the only one I dare get close enough to for a photo. It's the vine you can eat, or at least pull the bloom apart to get the nectar. Anybody else ever do that as a child? Now, I understand that cats like honeysuckle, because an ingredient in its wood is used in catnip!

13 comments:

Rose said...

What kid hasn't pulled honeysuckle apart for that little drop of nectar! (I suppose there are a lot of city kids that hasn't in all reality.) OH, and I love the smell of honeysuckle--it takes me back instantly to my childhood and sitting on the porch at the end of the day.

Tanya said...

I knew I smelled honeysuckle the other night while driving around then last night I noticed it in full bloom out in the yard! I love honeysuckle! I remember my grandpa showing me how to get the nectar out, which I've passed on to my kids!

Jim said...

Strange how things can jar your memory. I remember doing that as a kid, but havent thought of it since I was small.

Halcyon said...

Who doesn't love a good little sip of honeysuckle nectar!

quintarantino said...

Never had honeysuckle but reading your words and all comments I guess it tastes good!

USelaine said...

I've got honeysuckle in my garden, but it will be a while before the flowers come out. Such a pretty plant.

Afyonkarahisar said...

Hi,
Nice photo

Sharon said...

Loved it when I was a kid! Thanks for the memories. I love the picture.
Thanks for visiting and commenting on Mostly Rusty.

Dusty Lens said...

I remember trying it once as a kid. Pretty picture, our flowers and plants are just starting to bloom.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

this makes me sad -- where we use to live, there was some growing behind my house. I loved so much sitting outside at night to smell it.

Tommy said...

I Love the smell of honeysuckle.

Kuanyin said...

Hmmm...LOVE the smell of honeysuckle!
Beautiful photo!

smilnsigh said...

Mmmmm, I wish we could scratch the picture on our monitor, and smelllllll. :-)

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