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Scents and Scent’s Ability August 19, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Art & Photography, Nature, Poetry.

Flowers dot the landscape

Living in pots

Or small garden plots

Wafting delicious scents on summer breezes

Energizing us with beauty, color, and fragrance

Recalling us back to the present moment

Scents and Scent’s Ability

No rules.  Just write!

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1. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide - August 19, 2011

Love the bushes. Are they azaleas?

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

I don’t think so. Unlike azaleas, they are long bloomers. It’s a tropical plant, but the name escapes me at the moment.

Pseu - August 19, 2011

are they bougainvillea?

Patricia - August 19, 2011

Look like Crepe Myrtle

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

Bougainvillea or Oleander seem to be good bets. We had crepe myrtle in Maryland and this flowers differently.

I keep meaning to walk around with someone who really knows plants and have them fill me in on the plants in the neighborhood.

2. souldipper - August 19, 2011

F L O W E R S – you sneaky woman – trying to throw us off scent! 😀

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

Yay! Amy’s got scents-ability!

3. Piglet in Portugal - August 19, 2011

Are they Oleander?

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

I think that’s it, PiP!

Oleander do grow in this area and can reach 20 feet in height. These bushes along the roads in our neighborhood are close to that height.

4. SuziCate - August 19, 2011

Beautimous! I don’t need to tell you which are my favorites!

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

No, you don’t! 😉

5. kateshrewsday - August 19, 2011

There is NOTHING – bar NOTHING – as wonderful as the scent of flowers. The warm lavender winds of the South of France; the memory of freesia in a stone stairwell at Churchill’s old house….heady stuff….

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

I agree ~ the aroma of food is enticing, but not when it lingers too long. Floral scents rarely outlive their welcome. 😀

6. barb19 - August 19, 2011

Beautiful flowers heighten the s(c)ens(t)es! You can never have enough floral scents. Very scentsible!

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

Great scents~ability, Barb. 😀

7. walterwsmith3rd - August 19, 2011

I like to use flowers in my art as aform of abstract design. Flowers are so organic in the visual composition.

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

Good point. The colors found in nature are so diverse and appealing.

8. gospelwriter - August 19, 2011

Beautiful photos, awesome title, clever you! 🙂

nrhatch - August 19, 2011

Thanks, Ruth. Of course, if I was truly clever, I’d be able to identify ALL the flowers in the photos instead of speculating. 😉

9. Linda - August 20, 2011

Beautiful, my favorites are the pink ones.

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

I love the vibrant pink of those geraniums. They scream SUMMER! 😀

10. hugmamma - August 20, 2011

pretty, pretty, pretty…:)

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

Red, yellow, pink, white, blue, purple, green, orange . . . flowers brighten our lives. 😎

11. SidevieW - August 20, 2011

my dining room smells wonderful at present, I have hyacinths growing in a bowl

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

I believe that hyacinths are my FAVORITE floral scent. Such a wonderful way to celebrate Spring’s arrival.

12. Cindy - August 20, 2011

Very pretty photos, makes me long for spring 🙂

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

Grab a bottle of vino and head over to Sidey’s to smell her hyacinth. 😉

That will remind you that Spring is around the corner.

13. brainrants - August 20, 2011

Flowers attract bees. Ouch.

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

And butterflies! Aah . . . 😀

14. eof737 - August 20, 2011

Lovely selection of flowers there Nancy! From what I see, you have black eyed Susans, pink geraniums, carnations, Asian lilies, daisies and a cut flower I love because it’s long lasting… Alstroemeria (orangey red flowers next to the lilies).
Good job and colorful too! 🙂

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

Oh, thanks! I’m not always the best with the names of flowers and plants ~ unless I’ve grown them in my own yard.

15. eof737 - August 20, 2011

Oh yeah, if you have a close up of that tall flowering shrub we might have better luck at guessing… It could be anything from bougainvillea to Oleander to Weigela Florida… 🙂
Okay, I confess… I love flowers and gardening and my mom was a black belt gardener. 🙂

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

Thanks, E!

That’s what I’m thinking . . . I need to head round and get a close up of the foliage. I’ll also look up Weigela Florida and see whether that seems a likely candidate.

16. Tilly Bud - August 20, 2011

Great pics, and I love your title.

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

Thanks, TillyB. I changed the title at least 5 times: Scents and Sensibility -> Scents and Scentsibility (looked too hillbilly-ish) -> Scents and Scentsability -> Scents and Scents~Ability -> Scents and Scent’s Ability!

Aah . . . that’s better. 😀

The Hub - August 21, 2011

Sometimes it takes me longer to write the title than the post 🙂

nrhatch - August 21, 2011

Sometimes the post practically names itself. Other times, I have to drag it out of the murky recesses. 😛

17. misswhiplash - August 20, 2011

Third one down I think is Gallardia.

There are a million words that can be said with flowers and all of them are beautiful

nrhatch - August 20, 2011

Thanks, misswhiplash. Is Gallardia the latin name for Black Eyed Susan?

I love seeing splashes of color when we’re out and about ~ blue sky, turquoise water, and flowers in every color of the rainbow!

18. Naomi - August 21, 2011

Aaah, thanks Nancy, I’m refreshed!

nrhatch - August 21, 2011

Thanks, Naomi. Glad you enjoyed. Flowers add so much to our lives.

19. Weekly Photo Challenge: Flowers « The Laughing Housewife - August 21, 2011
20. 2e0mca - August 23, 2011

Love the photos and the carefully crafted words that accompany 🙂

nrhatch - August 23, 2011

The weekly photo challenges are lots of fun ~ I enjoy seeing what participants come up with each week.

Your take on the theme offered something a bit different. 🙂

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