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Chutz
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   Posted 4/9/2009 10:02 PM (GMT -7)   
The weekend is so close I can actually smell it...ahhhhhhh smilewinkgrin Actually smells, as we all know, evoke memories like no other sense. Obviously it's way better than this mushy gray stuff I call a brain...lol smhair Are there smells, odors or fragrances that bring wonderful memories or just smell so good that all the rest of the world, along with the pain, vanishes for a few sweet moments?

Being that this is spring it's easy for me. Outside the front door are two huge planters, one on either side, that I plant with flowers each year. But down deep in them are hyacinth bulbs and they are just beginning to bloom. Oh My Goodness! The fragrance is so wonderful I just close my eyes and inhale. I can smell them over 50' away and love it. Even have hummingbirds eating from them for the past 2 weeks. When they die down I poke nasturtium seeds in between the bulbs and they grow and bloom all summer, but then the following early spring the hyacinths poke up and entertain me with their wonder. Soon to follow are the lilacs and, and, and...

What smells do you like?

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PAlady
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   Posted 4/9/2009 10:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, Chutz you reminded me I need to buy myself a small hyacinth plant for Easter, although I haven't seen them out and about here recently. It may still be too cold. So I'll keep my eyes and nose open!

I'm not good at planting things, or keeping plants alive, so I tend to admire the work everyone else puts into gardens. But hyacinths were my mother's favorite and I always bought her some at Easter, so smelling them brings back all the memories of childhood Easter, baskets filled with chocolate and peeps, and the love of my parents as a child. It's a good memory. Thanks for reminding me to think of it!

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tmjpain
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   Posted 4/10/2009 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Our snow is finally gone and last week for the first time since Oct. I spent an hour and a half outside, having a walk and doing some deep breathing. Oh it was so sweet. I could hear a cardinal and I followed his song until I spotted him. What a wonder. I also did a little raking in my front flower garden and I can see lots of buds. It's going to be fun to check the growth every day. I can feel myself getting a little bit better it seems!!
May I add that I went for a spa day, a Xmas gift my mom gave me and oh what a day it was! I have not felt so good and relaxed in over a year!!!

Lindaloo
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   Posted 4/10/2009 6:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Well, I love the smell of cinammon. I love the smell of the tops of the heads of my grandchildren, even when they are sweaty ( hahahaha ). I love the smell of my husband. I love the smell of freshly laundered clothes. I love the smell of the tops of the heads of my dogs, but not necessarily the rest of them lol. I love the smell of my dinner cooking and my cakes baking. Also, can't forget the smell of blueberry muffins.

Oh I could go on and on and on, but these are just a few of my favorite smells. Sorry, no flower stories from me.

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   Posted 4/10/2009 3:42 PM (GMT -7)   
COFFEE!!!! Nothing like it in the wee hours except maybe> The big hard wood & pine forrest up north where I grew up with a campfire's smoke moving up through the trees> The salt spray coming up off my boat at sunrise on my way out for a long day of fishing> My Itallian Grandmothers kitchen when I was young and hungry (I still try to get my kitchen to smell that way!) There are lots of others but none come to mind right now> Thanks for the sweet memories Chutz!!!!
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Chartreux
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   Posted 4/10/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Freshed Baked cookies....used to bake them so often, wish I could still do them!
But alas, the pain gets it to hard to bake.......
(((((((((((((((Hugz Chutz))))))))))))))))))))
ty chutz for coming up with these ideas each day...
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skeye
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   Posted 4/10/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Fresh cut grass
Lavender
The ocean
Hay
(this may sound weird to some people, but I love the smell of the milking room of dairy barns; and horses)
That "ionic" smell just after a thunderstorm
Wild grapes
Fall

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