Wednesday, May 12, 2010

An Apology & A Question

I only have a few moments this AM. Not being the super multi-tasker my wife is, I can only keep 3 or 4 balls in the air at a time. Invariably one gets dropped. Right now, the ball that gets dropped and not picked up right away is this blog. Call this post a general apology for my lack of posts and more importantly, my absence from many of the comment sections in the blogs I usually visit. I will be back as soon as I get things under control in the real world.

Hmm......... I have never had the real world under control. I do not see it happening now. So let's just say I will be back as soon as I am satisfied I have given it my best shot.


The pictures of flora you see are of a plant that has existed roadside in front of my house since my family moved in here in 1966. My father knew what kind of plant it is. The neighbor lady thinks she knows but cannot recollect the name. Said she know it if she heard it. Okay, so she doesn't know either. She's a nice lady and well, in the name of neighborly relations, I refrained from pointing this out.

My question is - does anyone know what this plant is? It blooms in early Spring and is the nicest smelling plant in the area. I have never seen it anywhere but in my front yard. Do any of you folks who might see this know what it is?

Gotta run - I hear a chain saw calling my name.


David Barber said...

Apology accepted. ;-)

Serously, you don't need to apologise. I know you feel the need to, as I did last week, but people understand. Work is work and is what keeps the roof's above our heads and food on our tables and if we're lucky, a few beers and the odd bottle of wine. Keep at it, Mike, and see you back to full strength soon.

Sorry, cant help you with the plant.

Regards my friend, David.

P.s. Did you submit that story of yours??

Randal Graves said...

You typical, lazy American bum.

Wait, chainsaw? You going all Leatherface on us?

Oh, no clue on the flower gig, but it's amazing just how powerful a scent buggers like that can have, can really nuke the stench of passing autos.

susana said...

It looks like shrubbery... possibly lilac. Go smell it, it should smell like lilac.

BBC said...

I have no intention of doing a new post for some time, if ever. I'm tired of communicating with idiots.

sunshine said...

I know what you mean about life being busy. I feel like everything is CRAZY right now. So much to do... YIKES! :P

So, I understand. :)
I have to apologize as well. I haven't been getting around to my friends blogs as much as I would like to either!

I don't know what kind of plant that is. Sorry!


El Cerdo Ignatius said...

If I were to guess - which I suppose is what I'm doing right now - I would say your attractive flowering shrub is either an abelia or an American elder. If it yields small purple berries, I'd lean toward the elder.

As in the immortal Monty Python line, "Your mother was a hamster and your father smelled of elderberries."