The front yard doesn’t get much lovin’ on this blog. (Mostly because there really isn’t much to see out there, and in the summer months it’s far too hot.) Lately, however, as I put my running shoes on in the early morning, the scent of fresh gardenias has overwhelmed me. Everyone who comes by comments on our enormous gardenia bush. As I have never touched it, I have no idea how that happened… but apparently it is larger than most. And, our avocado tree — wow, is it loaded this year! Fresh guacamole for Christmas! Feeling grateful for fresh scents and fresh produce!