Gentle Friends, one of the sure fire ways I can tell it's Spring here in the City by the Bay is by walking down 7th street..... past the past County Jail Intake Facility #1 which is attached to a huge court building.... across the street and a few hundred yards on you come to a wall of loveliness...
... its a green wall in full bloom of jasmine. This was planted to block out a parking lot for a furniture store. It is green year round, except for a few short weeks in the Spring - so that as you walk by you are enveloped in the most delicious aroma....
... for me it takes me back to my grandparents yard in Florida, swinging in the hammock looking at the Halifax River. Their yard was full of jasmine, 4 o'clocks, roses and a warm evening breeze off the river mingled the odor of these flowers together so that whenever I run into it it carries me back to that intoxicating floral brew of my youth.
There you go sports fans, thanks for topping by, do stop again!!