Thursday, February 25, 2010

Skywatch Friday

Late this afternoon I snapped these pictures of a tender spring sky here in the Similkameen.

The waxing moon rose early, nestled in the clouds. Squint a bit and look for the girl stretching out her arms to catch the ethereal moon.

Out in the West the clouds gather and obscured the setting sun but there is still a
slender glow hugging the horizon.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

ABC Wednesday

F is for Fragrance

Technically, here, we expand a little on the meaning and the means by which fragrance (or any other smells) are perceived.

Noun 1. fragrance - a distinctive odor that is pleasant
perfume, scent, aroma
odour, olfactory perception, olfactory sensation, smell, odor- the sensation that results when olfactory receptors in the nose are stimulated by particular chemicals in gaseous form; "she loved the smell of roses"
incense - the pleasing scent produced when incense is burned; "incense filled the room"
2. fragrance - a pleasingly sweet olfactory property
fragrancy, redolence, bouquet, sweetness
aroma, odor, olfactory property, odour, smell, scent - any property detected by the olfactory system

But then there is the spirit of fragrance whose connection to emotions and memory take precedence. I think so, anyway!

The warmth of feeling that is aroused by the fragrance of bread baking, bacon frying, wood smoke, oranges or ginger, a rose, a lily, or perhaps the distinctive smell of a train that envelopes us in memories, or a favourite perfume worn by a beloved person.

Like music fragrance has a certain magic that plays on our emotions, and brings us pleasure - and sometimes pain.

To be overcome by the fragrance of flowers is a delectable form of defeat. Beverley Nichols

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose. Heda Bejar

Well, on the lighter side - did you ever wear Tweed? I did.... what memories the faintest whiff of this particular perfume must rouse in the lady in the picture. And maybe the gentlemen too.....

See what other ways F has been interpreted here, at ABC Wednesday.