drawing challenge: smell or scent
this week's theme is chosen by Barbara
our sense of smell is our most direct sense
to a large extent scents determine our memories and emotions
but are often difficult to describe in words
some of my favorite scents and memories are:
. the smell of the sea: summer vacations late '60s
for weeks we went to the beach very early in the morning
and in the afternoon when it became crowded back home again
. the smell of open water: by boat late '70s and '80s
and of course with TREES!
. the scent of flowering privet: i am 6 years old and on my way to school
what happend to all those privet hedges?
. the smell of the heads of my boys on the day they were born
sweet as freshly baked bread rolls
. the smell of the garden after a rain shower
. the smell of blooming tulip fields in the evening after a warm spring day
. the aroma of tomatoes i buy at the farm....
i love tomatoes and just yesterday there were tomato plants for sale at the farm!
so i bought three different varieties
i love the smell but also the taste
my favorite tomato salad:
halved tomatoes, freshly ground pepper, crumbled Bettine Blanc,
pine nuts and some fig-date vinegar
tomatoes drawn with pencil and colored with watercolor
then cut out and photographed
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