Once upon a time there was a huge, tree towering above the garden in
my husband's family home. His mother had the tree trimmed almost
beyond saving--it broke my heart and then we moved.
The tree still clings to life, but it is gone from mine. Our 15 years together came to an end. I cannot say that I really miss the house and all its 100 year old inconveniences, but I really miss the tree and its lovely smell in the fall.
I wish I could capture the fragrance of these blossoms along with the
color. "Kin moku sei" (Osmanthus)
This is the wiki link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osmanthus_fragrans