HYDRANGACEAE, The Hydrangea family.
Set off traveling today. I arrived in Minneapolis in the afternoon for a too-short lunch and chat with É, then milled about dad’s garden until it was time to go to the airport again. The peonies are blooming, along with purple stocks, bearded irises and columbine. And an old Mock-orange with golden leaves. It’s the sweetest smelling shrub, I wish you could smell it. It’s nice to just stick your head inside, among the branches. Tiger swallowtail butterflies like it too, for the nectar. Maybe they are also drawn by the scent.