Mountain Laurels have arrived!

I teased you with a Texas mystery tree in my last post. Well, these are native Texas Mountain Laurels - just starting to bloom. Mine are about 4 feet tall. The two full-tree photos are from more established trees in our neighborhood, and they are well protected - by the house - thus they are in full bloom a little earlier than some others.

On the food network, Emeril says he wishes we had "smell-avision." Well, I wish we had scent-blogs! The floral scent of these lovely trees is so heady and beautiful, I wish I could share it with you. For now, these photos will have to do!