Springtime in Austin


This is one time that I wish we had a way to transport scents as fast as pictures. The scent of this flower is not a lovely lilac or wysteria scent, but rather the fascinating scent of the taste of Goofy Grape, the flavor of one of the Funny Face drink mixes that we used to buy when I was a little girl. We love when the Mountain Laurel blooms, and I find it sort of amazing that Mother Nature could create a scent that is the same as a fake-grape scent made by man trying to copy a scent from Mother Nature!



Here’s an old ad I found for Funny Face Drink Mixes for those of you who never were lucky enough to know Goofy Grape! And for those of you who do remember, happy fake-grape-purple-toungue-on-a-summer-day memories!