Fragrance Quote for February 9th, 2012- Life in Mexico during a residence of two years in that country By Calderón de la Barca

This morning, after a refreshing sleep, we rose and dressed at eight o'clock—late hours for tierra caliente —and then went out into the coffee plantation and orange walk. Any thing so lovely! The orange trees were covered with their golden fruit and fragrant blossoms; the lemon trees, bending over, formed a natural arch, which the sun could not pierce. We laid ourselves down on the soft grass, contrasting this day with the preceding. The air was soft and balmy, and actually heavy with the fragrance of the orange blossom and starry jasmine. All around the orchard ran streams of the most deliclous clear water, trickling with sweet music, and now and then a little cardinal, like a bright red ruby, would perch on the trees. We pulled bouquets of orange blossoms, jasmine, lilies, double red roses and lemon leaves, and wished we could have transported them to you, to those lands where winter is now wrapping tlhe world in his white, winding-sheet.
Fragrance Quote for February 9th, 2012- Life in Mexico during a residence of two years in that country By Calderón de la Barca