On Wednesdays, give or take, I replace the flowers in the house: In the winter from the store, and in all the warm seasons, from the garden or the borders with some help from the roadside out front. This week, my nose is tingling with Lily of Valley everywhere I go. Is anything better than that after a winter of three foot snows?
Anyway, as you know, in this process I find all kinds of nifty uses for things from the road (a "weed" to you, maybe) but occasionally all my best efforts go badly awry.
Last week, I was having one of those weeks. Preoccupied, and a little bit of a head cold - nothing catastrophic, but enough to throw off my nose as I was getting the flowers together. It was only when my sense of smell began to recover that I detected just a note of skunk spray in the house...
There are some downsides to the roadside flower arrangement, I have to admit.