Thursday, April 16, 2020

Walking Bonus

Confederate jasmine

Walking with my rollator is my favorite form of exercise and springtime offers a bonus. The fragrant scent of Confederate jasmine in bloom greets me at the end of my descent from our home's entry door to the end of our concrete ramp. 

My happy view at the end of our walkway.
The vines of glossy green leaves and pinwheels of white blossoms twine over the pergola. They tickle my senses of sight and smell as I navigate turning around and heading back up the ramp.

I am thankful for a contractor who was all in for collaborating with Hubby and me on ways to make our home a source of accessibility and joy for me with my challenges and for both of us to age with a bit of grace. We are especially appreciative in this season of disruption of our regularly scheduled activities away from home.

Even with a few bouts of frustration, so far so good!



  1. its beautiful and so glad you have a place you can safely get out and enjoy nature. I did fine the first 3 weeks, now we are half way through week five and i am OVER it all and fighting depression because I can't see an end to this. years before the end if ever.. we appear to be about to get some rain, I am doing a please God let it rain on us dance

  2. I am glad to hear you are getting a bit of regular exercise. I have never heard of Confederate Jasmine! But I guess there are different kinds. I bet it smells wonderful!

  3. So nice you can get out a bit and that lovely smell is a delightful bonus. I had forgotten the heady fragrance of Confederate Jasmine. I made sure my property in Florida had a lot of it. It was my favorite.

  4. I think it's wonderful that you were able to create the home you have... and make it into a place that you enjoy being. It certainly makes these days of confinement easier.

  5. I'm so glad you can get out and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you.
    The Jasmine is such a luscious, heady fragrance...truly makes me think Southern atmosphere.
    Take care dear friend.

  6. Oh, what a lovely flower. I am also grateful that I can go outside and enjoy the spring in my back yard.

  7. I'm glad you are able to get out and enjoy the scents and sights of springtime.

  8. You were so blessed to have a contractor that listened to you and tried to do what you wanted. I so wish I could smell that is beautiful.

  9. Oh my goodness, What a lovely walkway those flowers are so pretty and dainty. I can only imagine their smell.
    I'm so happy you have a way of getting around to see and smell your beautiful garden. Your pergola is really something else, I love it!!