I thought to title my post “what’s that smell,” but changed it at the last minute 😊 Plus Marsha already used it…she had a good reason.
Despite my continuing difficulty with the loss of my senses of taste and smell (thanks, Covid), back in October 2020, I manage to enjoy the aromas of so many things.
Oddly my senses of taste and smell are muted in the afternoon. I can taste and smell my coffee without difficulty in the morning, thank goodness.
Since we are having coffee today, let’s explore all the good smells, aromas, scents, and fragrances.
You can almost breathe in the smell of the crisp, mountain air after the rain!
My dog Brodie’s sense of smell is 400 times that of humans, as most dogs’ are. He spends a lot of time sniffing the dirt, probably smelling the voles underground.
Speaking of the animal kingdom, I always loved it when the hummingbirds flocked to their feeders.
Oddly they cannot detect the scent of sugar water but they are attracted to garden flowers and will see the feeder and take full advantage!
This weekend, we spent Saturday celebrating my niece’s 40th birthday at her 10-acre property south of Spokane. There was amazing BBQ and other mouth-watering aromas for anyone. Believe it or not, my niece is known to enjoy a cigar occasionally. While shopping this week at a beverage box store, we checked out the cigar room. I didn’t like the smell of the room, but I enjoy cigar smoke in small doses.
My grandfather loved his pipe and some of his furniture I inherited still bears the aroma of the smoke inside the drawers! Definitely fond memories of times long ago.
In our neighborhood, everyone has a wood- (or pellet-) burning stove. The sweet smell of woodsmoke is quite soothing to me.
What I hate are the smoky smells from wildfires. Keeping fingers crossed that we have none this year.
Eau de Décor
Do you surround yourself with fragrances in your home? I use those wall plug-ins that emit a chosen scent.
I prefer florals and warm woodsy scents over vanilla and fruit/foody smells. I can handle the scents of cinnamon and pumpkin spice around Thanksgiving into the holidays. Same with hand and body lotions. I don’t want to smell like food or fruit.
“It was very pleasant to savor its aroma, for smells have the power to evoke the past, bringing back sounds and even other smells that have no match in the present.”― Laura Esquivel, Like Water for Chocolate
Here is a gallery of some of my favorite floral scents.
This week, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!
Any flowers will do even if they don’t have a scent. It’s the act of stopping and taking the time to do so that’s important.
Photo Challenges this Week
Each week I am inspired by my fellow bloggers’ photo challenges. I find it fun to incorporate these into my Sunday Stills weekly themes.
- Cee’s Flower of the Day
- Cee’s Black & White Challenge: flowers
- Dawn’s Spring Festival 2022
- Hammad’s Weekend Sky
- Jez’ Water Water Everywhere
- Johnbo’s CellPic Sunday
- Marsha’s Writers Quotes Wednesday: Aromas
- Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share
- XingFu Mama’s Whatsoever is Lovely
Sunday Stills Photo Challenge Reminders
Sunday Stills weekly challenge is easy to join. You have all week to share and link your post.
- Remember to title your blog post a little differently than mine.
- Please create a new post for the theme or link a recent one.
- Entries for this theme can be posted all week.
- Tag your post “Sunday Stills.”
- Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.
- I also recommend adding your post’s URL to the comments.
This Week’s Featured Bloggers
Sunday Stills is a wonderful community of bloggers and photographers who desire to connect with one another. Below are this week’s links from bloggers who shared scent-sational photos. I edit these all week as new links are added.
- YOUR NAME HERE!
- Always Write
- Bushboys World
- Calling All Rush-Babes
- Cats and Trails and Garden Tales
- Cee’s Photo Challenges
- The Day After
- Deb’s World
- Equipoise Life Image shared in comments
- Geriatrix Fotogallery
- Graham’s Island
- Hugh’s Views and News
- Light Words
- Loving Life
- Loving Life
- Natalie the Explorer
- Peaceful at Dawn
- Philosophy Through Photography
- Travel with Me
- Working on Exploring
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