Barbara asked us this week to think about our sense of smell.
This time of year when all my herbs come out I have the habit of picking leaves off to
rub them between my fingers solely to enjoy their fragrance.
Which I love!
They are so uplifting, and I encourage my kids to do the same.
So we played a little game.
We spent some time smelling several different herbs and each decided which was our favorite.
They thought lemon balm and the strawberry flower were the best...and it was hard not to disagree
But myself...I had to choose lavender, which is hard to get enough of when fresh!
It was a fun little experiment and would be fun to do with flowers, or foods, or many other things that have wonderful smells- so much of the experience of life comes to us through smell and yet we often pay so little attention to it.
Thank you Barbara for reminding us to take time to smell the flowers :)
Please visit her blog for more scents.