Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Smelling Cologne #1


The dominant note is burning coal, I notice it far too often on this street not far from where I live. It reminds me of Yugoslavia. Yesterday the coal smoke was there but also a strong albeit brief note of lavender. I didn't expect to find it there, on the street, but tucked beside this bike was a healthy bush.

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Blogger Signora B. said...

I love the smell of Lavender.I too have one of those bushes in my garden and love to rub my finger tips across its leafes,smell that fresh scent.
It brings back memories of dresserdraws filled with lacy hankies and dainty things...

4:59 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Ahh, lavender is wonderful. I dry the flowers from our garden and keep some in a drawer in the kitchen and every time I open it, the scent wafts out. Refreshing and calming at the same time.

1:21 PM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

mmmm lavender. i love the smell of a fresh sprig--did you touch it? It stays on your hands for awhile!


signora--dainty things, I love that!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Berlinbound said...

SB ...

The lavender was a complete surprise - but a nice one.

Christine ...

I couldn't belive that it grew here all year! In NYC my lavender had to be replaced each spring.

DCB ... You inspired this endeavor.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Mmmmm...makes me want to take a lavender bubble bath; everything is frozen here. The smell is only of cold. Bitter cold; you don;t relly want to inhale because the moisture in your nostrils freezes them closed. (Wee exaggeration, perhaps.)

1:34 AM  
Blogger d. chedwick bryant said...

In NYC & the Catskills my lavender lives year round--I can go out and get some (scent anyway) in the dead of winter. There are so many types of lavender, though. I tend to buy the most rugged plants.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Berlinbound said...

In the West Village of Manhattan, mine died.

9:16 PM  
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12:30 PM  

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