Friday, September 23, 2011

Les parfums de la nuit

Six months ago there was ample snow...replaced now by pending ample rain and leaves.

Have you noticed that winter doesn't really smell like anything and that fall smells so much? Such a difference between now and and those early days of the year- or early spring for that matter.  We are right on the water - ocean - bay and there was the barest hint of the water going back to winter clear the other day...we could smell the salt....bits, whisps of scents... and in the evening....night perhaps....perfumes...
Sometimes we envy our pets their sense of smell. The "madelines and tea" of Proust, the kitchen on Thanksgiving morning, the woods after a rain - so many things that are big and obvious but our pets; well they smell in nuance and remember in detail.

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