Monday, February 22, 2010

Smelling Like Spring

~ Scratch and Sniff ~

How I wish you really could. 
This was the scent that greeted me on my recent shopping trip to Salem Creek.
It brought to mind warm days ... outside ... sitting on the porch swing ... hearing a lawn mower off in the distance ... birds chirping ... gentle breezes... 

Can you guess the scent??

Was this your guess??

Not only does it smell scrumptious, but it is so pretty too.  The sugared lemon halves and beaded raspberries pair nicely with the little faux ice cubes.

The weather may be wintery, but inside I'm dreaming of spring.  We had a taste of it yesterday when our temperatures went into the 60s.  I got to play around in the garden for awhile and enjoyed pulling carrots and adding them to last night's salad.
Today, however, it is rainy and the temps are supposed to drop all week.  Oh well, it was nice while it lasted.

~ Wishing you a Happy Week ~


  1. Lovely, Kim. Harbingers of spring!!! Wish I could experience the scent with you!

  2. What scrumptious vivid and what's not to love about yellow! I'd love to enjoy that refreshing aroma... Yes, it's supposed to get colder here all week, too, and after a high today of 45F. That was kind of nice and unseasonably pleasant.

  3. Oh Kim, I almost Did scratch and sniff! I am thinking spring thoughts, but it is 28 degrees here today! Have a nice week! Twyla

  4. Oh Kim, I can almost smell the fragrance........ !

  5. I needed this post today. I needed a touch of Spring on this cold and overcast day. This potpourri is exceptionally beautiful, and I can almost smell it. I like how you took me to the porch with the sound of the lawnmower in the distance. Love that picture in my mind.

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog today. I find myself looking forward to your visits.

  6. Kim how lovely. I'll bet it smells just wonderful.

    We had the same weather here as well. NC goes up and down in temperature at this time of year that is for sure. It was gorgeous yesterday!

    Thank you for your kind words on my healthy life. I do feel like a new person these days. I'm blessed and grateful.

    Have a great week. ~Melissa :)

  7. I love fresh lemon scents! We're still in Florida and it's nice here. Hope you get some more warm temps to enjoy! ♥

  8. I love Salem Creek. You and I must live near each other. Small world, isn't it? I haven't been to Salem Creek in a while, but I could spend all day in there looking around. So beautiful!!! Love & blessings from NC!

  9. Kim, I can almost smell it through the wires!! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Hi KIm,
    When I saw this picture, I did so want to scratch and sniff, it looks delicious.
    I am tickled pink to meet a fellow blogger from this great state of N. C. Wouldn't it be cool if we were neighbors. Thank you for stopping by and visiting me, and for leaving such a sweet comment.
    I am so ready for spring and have been looking for it in every nook and cranny. lol
    Blessings, Sue

  11. I can almost smell fact I wanted to scratch and sniff! How pretty, and so springy!


  12. Alas, it is snowing here. In Texas, mind you!

  13. When you were discribing your thoughts of cutting grass and the took me home. I could smell the grass and the forsynthias blooming...great to look forward to those spring things!

  14. What great bright colors. How nice to have temperatures in the 60's if only for one day. :-)
    A thank you to you for always leaving such nice comments on my blog. :-)

  15. Now I am craving lemonaid . I wonder why. I am ready for spring,sitting on the front porch or laying in the hammock.

  16. If I close my eyes really tight, I can smell and hear the sounds! Right now, Kuwait is an awful dustbowl. Even worse than yesterday! Sri Lanka here I come! Have a most fabulous day and many blessings, Tammy

  17. Beautiful...shades and scents of spring! We too were up to 60F last week...and have grey skies and showers today. But we know spring is around the corner!

  18. Hi Kim,

    Oh I so wish I could smell that! I need a touch of Spring! :) Its snowing again today and I am so done with it! Love the colors too, your post gives me hope for a pretty spring soon!

    Hope the winter is finding you healthy and happy sweetie! Hugs, Cynthia xo

  19. Spring has come to Holland by the appearance of a typical Dutch winter weather. It is rainy, gray and very windy. But our bulbs are starting to come up and I have it on the highest authority that spring is here...the birds. :-)

    Hugs from Holland ~

  20. That potpourri is very Spring like. The vibrant colors cannot help but make one smile and it must smell delicious. Have a beautiful day.


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