The sarcacocca bushes that line the north side of our house are in full bloom now. Since we aren't often on the north side of our house this time of year, I smelled it before I saw it; it's potent perfume! Yesterday when I stepped around the house to get a photo for you, I found out why the hummers haven't been frequenting my feeder lately; they like sarcacocca, too. (If it had been summer, I would have been spooked by the loud buzzing that met me!) The flowers aren't big or showy, but there are a LOT of them (I need to take a shot that shows the whole row of bushes):
Inside, the orchid show continues. Three of the four buds are open now, and I think they are breathtakingly beautiful:
That's it for now from . . .