These are laurel bushes.
They produce flowers.
The flowers are very smelly.
It is not a pleasant smell.
It smells as though something is rotting.
These bushes are lucky they pretty and their blooms are short-lived, because if they weren’t, they would be gone.
Oh, and notice that amazing blue sky. We had our 3rd 80 degree day in a row.
The rain returns tomorrow. It’s Oregon, so we didn’t expect it to last.