Friday, August 6, 2010

FSO - Smells

The smells that let me know I am home are a bit different from those around town.  To spare the more sensitive amongst us I have not attempted to capture the most prominent of them.  A fresh cow pat has its own unique smell and from the right angle can even look beautiful.  A sight and smell close to it is often experienced around the farm, as effluent is spread on the pasture: 


I love the smell of freshly turned earth:


Down by the creek where I am house-sitting at the moment is the unmistakable smell of damp:


During the week Georgia loved the smell of her birthday dinner:


I'm just as happy to bury my nose in the comforting smell (not to mention taste) of a cup of coffee.



Thanks, NanU for the topic.  I look forward to lots of French smells.

To enjoy the smells of the rest of the team, just click here.

12 comments:

  1. oh yes the smell of hot coffee and melted chocolate with a dash of cinnamon.
    very nice post.

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  2. Mmmmm coffee, vanilla and burnt sugar - the combination is the smell that I remember from German cafes. One of my favorite.

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  3. I grew up in a dairy farming area, and you know, I love the smell of it! I'm glad you shared that first picture!

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  4. Ah, the smell of effluent. I was hiking once, and found myself on a long road between two fields when a tractor came out and started tossing manure in the air all over one field. The wind caught it and brought it over the road. I started to run, to get out of the black rain, but the road was icy. Happily I was able to brush most of the stuff off me before it melted - thank goodness it was very cold that day.
    That cup of coffee does look inviting!

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  5. I love the smell of cow manure as well - it seems to be one of those things one either loves or hates. Perhaps it's to do with the memories that accompany it.

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  6. Ooooo I adore my coffee...I love the shot of Georgia...so cute :) Wonderful shootout hon!
    Hugs, Sarah

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  7. LOl, I once did a post on cow wpats. My school kids go to to Mangere Mountain. What do they remember? Who and who stood on a cowe pat.

    Happy Birthday to Georgia. She is a good girl with ab big plate of salad.

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  8. I don't drink coffee but love the smell, but that cow manure smell......let me run away first! lol

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  9. now that is the way to spread it! love your cup of coffee, looks very yummy. great shoot out Pauline!

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  10. My mother use to say that cow manure was one of her favorite smells on the farm. I have goats and in my old age I'm sure I will remember their "Ode du parfum". It's unforgettable!
    That coffee photo is delightful. I want to jump right into it.

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  11. Pauline, I adore the smells of agriculture, farmland and pastures. I am so glad you posted about the smells close to home.

    I really love the shot of your coffee. It looks more like a dessert than a drink. Mmm Mmm good.

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