|Freshly washed Quilt drying in the summer breeze...|
|Mingling with the scent of magnolia blossoms nearby...|
|Fragrance of clean linen dried in the sunshine relaxes my mind and body...|
I'm gonna breathe deeply and let the fresh southern country living scents permeate my soul tonight...
Postscript: I have discovered that placing one Magnolia Blossom in each room provides a wonderful fragrance that is not overpowering and smells fresh and clean and lemony. If you have access to a magnolia tree, pick the blossoms just before they are ready to open, leaving enough stem to draw water, and place them in a glass or dish of water on a table in each room of your house. You will be delighted at the aroma and you will also be able to witness the blossom opening up on the second day. Blooms may last a couple of days and will then will begin to turn brown.
I never knew how delightful magnolia blossoms were until now! I guess because I never had a tree in my yard before this. Even though the seed cones are a mess to deal with once they drop on the lawn, enjoying this fragrance now makes it worth the effort later!