Saturday, 7 June 2008
Along side one of the pathways between the college and the foreign teachers apartment block is a hedge of Gardenias. I remember the first flower just on two weeks ago, and since then they other flowers have opened up.
Apart from the pretty wonderful sight, the fragrance that fills the air, makes a most pleasant change as the hedge is situated near a sewer, which has a not so pleasant odour most of the time.
The Gardenia flower itself is short lived - but it makes a pretty picture!
(Apparently many people pick the flowers and last year there was a sign in Chinese that may have said 'don't pick the flowers' but the English speaking teachers continued to do so on the grounds that they couldn't understand the sign!)