One of my fond memories of childhood is my grandfather growing sweet peas. In the summer months there would always be bowers of sweet peas in vases around Grandma and Grandpa's house, filling their place with perfume. I started growing #sweetpeas when we moved to #Bozeman , home of the #sweetpeafestival . These are #AprilinParis , and the fragrance is unbelievable!
"I never knew the charm of spring
I never met it face to face
I never new my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace"
"April in Paris" by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. From the album "Ella and Louis". 45 RPM pressing by Analogue Productions. Now playing on my U-turn Audio Orbit turntable with a Grado Blue 1 cartridge.
Note: This was the last song Mr Armstrong listened to, on July 5, 1971. He passed away on July 6, 1971. http://dippermouth.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-story-of-louis-armstrongs-final-tape.html?m=1
Day 7: Paris, France bound! Paris has always been a place that I wanted to visit. My dad being a jazz musician always played this song - "April in Paris". So of course, I was named after the song. #soexcited#paris#france#eurostar#aprilinparis
I planted these sweet peas ages ago and they took forever to come up. I almost gave up on them. First blossom! They are a variety called #aprilinparis and really do smell like orange blossoms and honey as the package promised. The faint purple edges are barely noticeable - a secret surprise.