lily of the valley makes me think of my gramma.. i don't know why even.. was it her favourite scent? flower? did i hear it from my mum when i was a kid and it got stuck somewhere in the recess of my mind?
it grows here in the remains of an old stone wall and i used to confuse the scent with lilac, as they both bloom at the same time and both are outside my bedroom window.. i love opening up the windows this time of year so i can fall asleep with the breeze blowing in the scent of both..
incidentally, lilac reminds me of my mum.. as she always wanted one planted outside her kitchen window.. i made sure to plant one for her when i had the means.. so many years ago..
so yesterday i plucked a little of both and put them in some old little bottles i had and put them in our bathroom..
remembering mum & her mum..