Normally, these tiny, fragrant woodland flowers bloom in May but this year I heard rumours they were making an early appearance ~ Mayflowers in April!
Mayflowers ~ also known as trailing arbutus, ground laurel or Epigaea repens.
Every Mother’s Day, my brother and I trekked to the woods to pick mayflowers for our mom. I can still remember her holding the tiny bouquet to her face and inhaling that sweet perfume – then looking at us with such a happy smile. We were so proud of ourselves for finding that perfect Mother’s Day gift 🙂
My mom had a tiny cut glass vase to hold our love offering ~ I don’t know where that vase disappeared. But her petit point china creamer works perfectly to hold this wee posy.
Sweet fragrance and sweet memories!