Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh Linden


This blog has made me rethink the idea of time passing--I commemorate things now that previously existed only in my mind prior to keeping logs like this: the first rose blooms, the window of opportunity for zucchini blossoms at the farmers market for once-a-summer blossom fritters, or the smell of the Linden trees as they open on my street getting stronger and sweeter this one week only in June, just as they did last year and the year before. It's one of the best smelling weeks of the year in these here parts.

This blog is my own personal farmer's almanac. It's helped me to learn my rituals.

16 comments:

Alyssa said...

I love lindens...thanks for the eye candy. I can smell it now :)

erin said...

i'm so glad!

Elizabeth said...

One of my utterly favorite smells.
I sneak out early and snag little bits to put on my desk
Buster eats them...........
OXO

cindy : quaint said...

so pretty. speaking of pretty, we featured my lovely bonbon on our blog this week.

P. said...

Is that what those trees are called? They smell so wonderful. Love them.

Marie said...

Yes! I do the same thing :-)

Aren't they delicious?

Marie said...

Woah. Just read your link...tilleul and chicken!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

my neighbor and i were thinking the same thing at the same time...hahahahahahaa!!

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Laurel said...

I so love the different seasons and smells that they bring. Memories abound. I meant to tell you when I sent swap stuff out that I absolutely adore your jewelry line-and am featuring tomorrow on my little blog. Have a lovely evening in my favorite place on earth, ok besides San Francisco:)

High Desert Diva said...

So true about the blogs keeping track of things for us...

Linden...sweet

rochambeau said...

Hello Bonbon,
I come by way of Elizabeth.
Your site is very nice and your work is too. What you say about the meaning of time and commemoration is true. Having a blog changes the way one looks at many things.
Looking back, I have realized more about the richness life and how colorful being alive truly is!

Have a lovely day ~ sweet bird.
Constance

jennifer said...

I've been wondering what that intoxicating scent was around williamsburg and greenpoint the last few days!
For some reason, I don't recall it from the last few years I've lived here.
p.s. we've been looking for some good daytrip out of the city ideas and I thought you might have some good ones!

Amy@OldSweetSong said...

You aren't kidding about the smell. Hmmmmmm....

Thanks for last night, it was great.

onesilentwinter said...

i love this post deb and yes walking and taking in the smell of spring as it merges with summer is something to inhale and fill the longs and your blog is where it will linger.

cindy* said...

love this deb.

Tracey said...

I LOVE linden trees and linden soap . . . what a smell . . . !

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