I choose flowers by smell. Honeysuckle is my favorite, followed closely by lilacs. The old-fashioned varieties seem to pack more intensity and sweetness. Sitting on the patio on those still evenings, when the air is thick with the intoxicating aroma of one of these beauties, is pure heaven.
Then the mosquitoes come out and I’m reminded there is a devil as well. That’s why I like to have my wife with me. She’s my mosquito magnet.