Fragrant Quote for May 23rd, 2012-The Works of Mary Russell Mitford

Fragrant Quote for May 23rd, 2012-The Works of Mary Russell Mitford

But here we are, in the smooth grassy ride, on the top of a steep turfy slope descending to the river, crowned with enormous firs and limes of equal growth, looking across the winding waters into a sweet peaceful landscape of quiet meadows, shut in by distant woods. What a fragrance is in the air from the balmy fir-trees and the ...blossomed limes! What an intensity of odour! And what a murmur of bees in the lime-trees! What a coil those little winged creatures make over our heads! And what a pleasant sound it is! —the pleasantest of busy sounds, that which comes associated with all that is good and beautiful—industry and forecast, and sunshine and flowers. Surely these lime-trees might .store a hundred hives; the very odour is of a honied richness, cloying, satiating.