The scent of jasmine the moment we opened the front door was our welcome back last eve. The warm weather while we were away was indeed happily received by everyone in Seattle, as well as apparently the jasmine. Oh my. It is crazy how much it grew in two weeks. I really wish this photo was a ‘scratch & sniff’ so you could all enjoy the sweet beauty of the scent. I snapped this photo early this morning right after a quick walk with Bailey. I just had to add a single peony bloom for the shot. We hand carried a good sized bundle from Hawthorne as I just could not bear to miss so many of them blooming after we left. So, by golly, these little puppies are well-travelled and will be enjoyed mightily in the coming days.