As I switch focus on my Wednesday feature from Spring Things to Summer Ramblings, I want to blog about one our senses, the sense of smell.
Not everyone enjoys the scent of flowers that are supposed to smell nice.
But since my sense of smell has started to deteriorate some, hastened, apparently, by a wisdom tooth surgery a couple of years ago that resulted in a sinus communication (now healed), I'm more aware of problems in smelling things.
Also, my son and I, apparently, have a genetic issue with the scents of certain flowers. To us, several sweet scented flowers smell not so sweet. To be more exact, they smell like garbage. My son has it worse than I do. He can't even enjoy the scent of lilacs. I can, but certain lilies, magnolias, and many paper whites fall into the category of scents I can't stand.
My mother, who would have been 98 in June, loved a talcum powder called Lilacs and Roses. If only I still had some of her tins. At least those scents I can still enjoy.
But the next best thing, perhaps, are some current flower pictures.
|West side of Binghamton taken 6-18-16|
And, at our local botanical gardens, the heirloom roses are finishing up their bursts of bloom. Many of these are so fragrant, they really make me wish for smell-o-blog.
The ones I am featuring today had name tags. Yesterday, I featured a couple of pictures of those that didn't. And, fortunately, my genetic issue doesn't affect my ability to enjoy the scents of roses.
Belle Poitevine, above, is a "classic old rugosa" with a "strong fragrance".
or is it?
Mme Hardy - a classic old rose.
So beautiful, and so full of scent.
Does anyone else remember the talcum powder Lilacs and Roses?