The lilies of the valley are making their intentions known. Some magnificent human planted half of the whole front yard of our building with lilies of the valley, and while the white skirts haven't opened yet, the smell is already incredible. Did you know thatit's nearly impossible to extract essential oil from lilies of the valley? All the perfumery devoted to the muguet, as it's also known, is the work of chemists trying to capture that perfect little bell of a note.
All the brick in Boston makes me think it's a city made for the fall (the 46,000 universities here support my view), but it does pretty well for itself in spring, too.