This Is How Irises Are Supposed to Smell
This particular stem broke off in the fierce wind we've been having, so I got to bring it inside. I'm guessing this variety came from Massachusetts, rescued from someone's garden many years ago and nurtured here. It's amazing that it's still around. It has the most exquisite spicy scent, one I remember from our backyard where irises grew between the little flagstone patio and the brick wall. Gotta say it: they sure don't make 'em like they used to.
Health report: no headache today, but not quite on the planet yet either. I have a televisit tomorrow.