As always, I smelled it before I saw it. And then I had to search around until I found the source. The FIRST AZAHAR OF THE YEAR was spotted in Plaza Nueva at dusk (which explains out of focus, dimly lit shot) and marks my happiest time of year in Sevilla. Wish you could all smell it too.
Yesterday I went out on an “azahar hunt” because I’d been seeing so many buds on the orange trees and reckoned they must be blossoming somewhere by now. Nothing! Then today during a hectic afternoon of various appointments, I took a turn down a street I’d never been on before and there it was! I smelled it before I saw it… happy happy happy.
Early this morning I heard the first blackbird of the year singing outside my balcony windows … later I went out for a walk and was immediately hit by the gorgeous fragrance of orange blossom in the air. It hadn’t been there yesterday! What a perfect first day of spring. And of course, I was wearing my trusty Mephistos…
Spring at last!