Thursday, April 26, 2012

olfactory.


As photographers, I'm sure we all have a strong visual sense.
My sense of smell is the one that always amazes me.
I've heard it said that your sense of smell is the most powerful in terms of bringing back the memory of something. The smell of pipe tobacco will always bring me back to Massachusetts, the same way that one perfume will always make me pine for Christmas (no pun intended).
Lilacs, like htekmo's below, gardenia, honeysuckle, and ginger. Pizza, garlic, cinnamon rolls, and pancakes.
These are each associated with individual and distinct memories for me. And with just one whiff, they can whisk me away to the past. It's an incredible phenomenon.
How about you? Show us the smell or maybe even the memory if you can!

happy snapping!
~cara of cararosephotos


lilac love by htekmo



3 comments:

SuperDewa said...

I don't think there is a flower that smells as wonderful as lilacs. I was going to tell you that I posted a lilac photo today too, but you already found it.

I've been thinking a lot about smell recently as one of my daughters seems to have lost her sense of smell temporarily, and it is incredible how losing that can affect one's life. We tend to take it for granted.

Holly ~ Soupatraveler said...

pipe smoke will always remind me of my poppop smoking "o"s with his pipe in the downstairs den of their house in pittsburgh...it makes me long to be a child again :)

Kirstin said...

It is amazing how smells can trigger both emotions and memories. Yes, tobacco always reminds me of my father and cut grass always washes happiness over me. Gorgeous post.

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