I absolutely cannot resist them! I can smell them a mile away. And no other petunias smell like purple ones. I have NO idea why, but they don’t. I’ve sniffed petunias far and wide and only purple petunias have that heavenly smell.
Which made me think of a lady I’ve never met. That may sound weird, but I’ve read about her and followed her on Twitter and a dear friend knew her well. She fought a long battle with cancer and went to be with the Lord this weekend. I don’t think we ever even had a conversation…maybe a line or two during the New Zealand premiere of The Hobbit. But she was well known and loved among Hobbit fans.
So the heavenly smell reminded me of where she is now. And instead of letting my petunias languish around the house waiting for me to tend to them, like I usually do, I planted them immediately this afternoon. They’re now resting and will get some fertilizer tomorrow.
Just think. I have a Sister in Christ already in Heaven. That’s a nice thought!