Candes Saint-Martin, my favourite spot in La Touraine.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Intermezzo

In Belgium receiving lilies-of-the-valley from a friend or loved-one on May 1st means that the giver is wishing you luck for the rest of the year. 


I was given these yesterday by my dear and long-time friend. Okay, he was a day late, but in his defense I must add that he picked them himself in his garden ... adding an extra garden flower for some colour. They are lovely, aren't they? And their fragrance is sublime.

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Il'll be back with more Leuven stories presently. But I just wanted to show you this photo first.

4 comments:

Nadege said...

I miss that tradition here. Between lilacs, lily of the valley… it would be hard to make up my mind on which scent is my favorite.

Carolyn said...

Beautiful!

Niall & Antoinette said...

Love lillies of the valley :-) We had a proper carpet of them in our garden in Cadier en Keer and the scent was beautiful.

ladybird said...

Nadege, Like you, I find it hard to choose. Yet, I think they can be a bit overwhelming when kept inside; especially in large quantities.

Carolyn, Thank you! :)

N&A, They are so delicate and pristine, aren't they?