The heavy scent of Ylang Ylang fills our heads during warm humid nights and early mornings.
The scent is so strong and carries so far that we have neighbors a few houses down inhaling deeply and smiling whenever the tree blooms. Our little neighborhood is indeed mellow and sweet smelling these days, as the tree has sprung an incredible amount of flowers for the new year!
The first time we saw an Ylang Ylang tree was in Belize. It was huge and beautiful, with a colorful toucan sitting amongst the flowers.
A few years later we visited a house in Sarasota, Florida that had an Ylang Ylang tree, and were inspired to plant two of them in our front yard.
Our Ylang Ylang tree is now huge! Last week, we were admiring its flowers and noticed a small owl tucked high up in the branches! I smiled to myself and thought, We have an Ylang Ylang tree in our front yard with hundreds of flowers and an owl living in it. What could be sweeter?
The owl has been there for a week now, and seems to like when I take pictures! I even got a wink (see picture)!
The beauty, harmony and healing plants bring to our lives never ceases to amaze me.