Honeysuckle Hedge

If you don’t have a honeysuckle hedge… I send my condolences.  How I love mine!

It’s been a long day.  It’s been a long stretch of something… a week, a month… I don’t know.  But we’ve been hitting it hard trying to squeeze it all in.

I had a couple of meetings to “deal with” tonight.  Once I had those behind me I was ready for my mile walk and a few minutes to myself to plant a sweet little Black-Eyed Susan Vine… a new guest in my yellow and white flowerbeds.  Gorgeous evening!  Yesterday was freezing cold, but today was spectacular, and the honeysuckle fragrance was hanging in the air while I worked.  The best!

You know something else I love about this wonderful honeysuckle hedge?  I’ve mentioned before that it’s the fence between my nice neighbors.  I like it that this is something we share.  We’ve known these neighbors forever.  We all grew up here.  We were meandering around the same halls at PHS, although not in the same grade.  We know the same people, go to the same political rallies, bank at the same bank… but we’ve always been “acquaintances”.  This hedge made us friends.

We planned the fence before either of us built our homes.  We nurtured our little baby plants through their first hot summer.  We both water the hedge… they’ve put a drip system on it… I have to have my therapy sessions walking up and down squirting the hose.  I see them putting fertilizer on it, and they see me doing the same.  They strung the wire for the fence.  I work away with my string giving the tendrils more things to cling to.  And we all share the joys of the beautiful fragrant blossoms.

That’s what friends do.  They share the work and share the joys.   I’m blessed with really grand friendships.  Thank you all!  And to my next-door-neighbor friends… thanks for sharing this hedge with us.  It’s a really happy part of my life!


2 Responses to “Honeysuckle Hedge”

  1. Jodie says:

    I love the smell of honeysuckle! Just love it. Always reminds me of the one that was by Grandma and Grandad’s car port….pulling off a bloom and enjoying the sweetness.
    There’s a lot of vines along the trail I run near work…what a great smell during a long hot run!

  2. Sandy says:

    I have great childhood memories of that honeysuckle too. Always loved getting a little sip of that honey!

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