I love the smell of freshly cut grass, especially in the winter. The magnolias are beginning to bloom outside the library, their heavy white blossoms dramatic against the sky. The stylized, funereal calla lilies are also in bloom, as are the fiery Scotch broom, my sisterís bane. She says itís invasive and bad, but all I can see are the dark, witchy hedges with their blazing yellow blooms. If itís pretty, I donít mind. I've always†liked dandelions, too. Weeds are just flowers with a bad reputation. Or flowers in need of some good PR.