Relaxing aromas?

@webeishere (36353)
United States
May 8, 2007 8:48am CST
Ahhh the beauty of a warm dew filled spring morning. Now that my garden & flower beds are starting to get really big the smell early in the morning is just magnificent. I had to take my father and wife in for some blood tests at 7:30 this morning. Before leaving I went outside with my camera to take some photos of the graden etc. Attatched is a picture of an Apple Blossom with dew drops on it. This was a great op & I couldn't resist. As I was taking the photos the smell of the blooms was fantastic. Every morning I sit outside at the patio table having my morning coffee smelling the air and all it's floral aromas whifting throughout the neighborhood. It has a soothing meditating effectr on me. Any problems on my mind at that time just float away with the scents of the air. I can sit outside for hours just smelling the air. There's nothing quite like it I think. I look forward to early mornings this time of year only. Do you sit outside early mornings just to smell the odors of spring/summer flowers and plants growing? Is it a form of relaxation/meditation for you? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
8 May 07
Unfortunately, we don't have any thing like this right around where we live. What you've shared here reminds me of my childhood, as we did have all of the wonderful spring sights, sounds, and scents back then. My mom had a green thumb just like you, and we had flowering bushes of all types, and magnificant flower beds too. I don't think I appreciated the beauty of things back then, as kids often don't. If I lived in your area, it'd be great to join you for that cup of coffee, and take in everything you've described. Thanks for this Grandpa Bob!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 07
i'M GLAD THAT i COULD INSTALL THESE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES IN YOUR THOUGHTS EVEN IF IT'S JUST FOR A MINUTE OR SO. iF YOU'RE EVER IN MY AREA (mINNESOTA) i'D BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO SHARE SOME COFFEE AND FLOWERS WITH YOU. tAKE CARE. happy postings from grandpa bob !!~
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 07
Grrrr! Dang cap lock button. HAHAHAHA! I think I do this more often than anyone else here on myLot.
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
8 May 07
Oh, I do! I'm grateful that my hubby built the children's swingset under the lilac bush, so it's heavenly just to be out there!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 07
Lilac - Flowers next year i hope
Heres my new Lilac Bush. Just planted it last year so I'm hoping that next year it may flower for me. Thanks for the response also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
8 May 07
I'd say she's blooming already! :) What a cutie! The lilac bush is pretty neat, also.
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
8 May 07
Awww grandpa, I envy you. I am living in an urban city in a place where I can't plant my own garden. Like what I told you in one of your previous thread, I love planting. My morning rituals is basically sitting in my patio, staring at nothing and holding a freshly brewed coffee. Besides, its summertime here. The sun rises as early as 5 in the morning and it can be pretty hot already. I might turn into a fried bunny, LOL!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 07
Why don't you plant some indoor garden type plants? Many spices are easy to grow indoors and have a great smell/aroma. Lavender is a great suggestion as it's farily simple and easy to grow. Mints of any kind are also ideal. these plants take a little pot is all for a great scent to be given off. try some indoor gardening. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@charms88 (7540)
• Philippines
8 May 07
I recently bought three lotus plants and are now sitting prettily in a vase beside my coffee table. I have an eye on a certain plant. But I think I'm getting senile. I can't remember the name, LOL!
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
9 May 07
I envy you! This brings pleasant memories to mind of the years I spent living with my greataunt and uncle in the country. My aunt's yard was a riot of flowers from the spring thru autumn. There were buttercups, irises and roses. We also had an apple tree that gave off a wonderful scent when in bloom. A peach tree also. Alas, I live in the city in a highrise apartment now and don't often get to enjoy the great outdoors.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 May 07
I have the Apple Tress I have arounf 50 Asiatic Lilies, I have various other plants that have a great scent. Ive Day Lilies, Jacobs Ladders, some ferns that also smell great. I love watering the back yard then I sit outside taking in the aroma of the Apple Tree Blossoms. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
8 May 07
It's not the aromas that relax me, it's the nature sounds that do it for me. I love the early morning sounds coming from my yard and the woods around me. It's so peaceful that, if I happen to be laying down, would put me to sleep in no time. I planted a lilac bush outside of my daughter's bedroom window a few years ago and she just loves to keep her bedroom window open and smell the blossoms when it blooms. They wafer right thru her bedroom window even w/o a breeze. I do love the smell of a light rain. It cleans the air and makes it smell sooooooo good..just not on my dog -phew-. Water makes him stink. lol
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 07
I amm one that also enjoys the sounds of nature. My favorite is to hear the sopunds of water falls or even a babbling stream. I sit in my backyard listening and responding to the cardinals whistling. It's very relaxing and soothing to ones mind and spirit. I planted a small Lilac bush last year. They don't flower for 3 years so I'm hoping it does next year. the neighbor behind us has many Lilac bushes and I pick them a lot sticking them in a vase in my living room and dining room leaving that scent all over the house. Now I think I'll run to the back yard with my pruning shears and get a few bunches as they are already opened and smelling great. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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• United States
8 May 07
Although I love to watch my garden bloom, the aroma from the blooms is something that I cannot breathe in. I am allergic to many floral scents. There are a few that I can enjoy and include roses, mint, sage, and lavendar.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
8 May 07
I keep debating if I want to make a small stoned path in my back yard and line it with mint and lavander. As you walk past it brushing your feet against these plants, the aroma is wifted into the air. The only problem is my dog would more than likely tear them up. It's still a strong possibility though this year. It would add a great deal of look to my back yard also. Thanks for the response also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
8 May 07
I love the smell of spring and the fresh air. I also like the smell of the grass after it's been mowed. Unfortuantely I am allergic to pollen so sometimes it can be irritating. I have been going for walks every morning and it is so realxing this time of the year.
• United States
8 May 07
Also I can't wait for the lilacs to bloom that is my favorite smell of the year!
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@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
8 May 07
I love the smell and odors of early mornings Grandpa Bob. I may be a late riser but when I do get to get up early to jog or do something important, I always feel invigorated because of the morning dew and the smell as the world wakes up to greet the sun. It is indeed one of natures blessings that we should not fail to appreciate and savor. And yes, I do go outside and spend some time to 'smell the roses' and look at my surroundings and meditate. Happy postings to you too!
@hi1234 (175)
• India
8 May 07
i dont have a garden now,but used to hav before.i used to walk there early in the morning and just talk to each and every plant,smell its flowers,watch their beuty.its not meditation or relaxation,its just going back to the origin.
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@Savi_la (33)
• India
9 May 07
A Sweet Aroma That Freshens The Air And Refreshes The Mind! Camhor is distilled from Far East Camphor tree stems and has a long history or use. It imparts a strong, subtly sweet aroma that freshens the air and refreshes the mind. This oil is 100% pure. Campor Oil (Cinnamomum camphora) is also an excellent topical oil that can be used on blisters or any surface skin problems for support. Apply directly to unbroken skin when desired.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 May 07
My wife and I use a few different Essential Oils. These are all pure oils no additives. I've used camphor. But I find Lavander rubbed on my skin has such a calming effect on me. We use the oils in cleaners my wife makes, in my potpourri burner to freshen the house with the aroma and also in bath water. Ahhhh so relaxing. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
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@mystery5 (351)
• India
9 May 07
I really love the morning breeze caressing my face and filling me with energy. Smell of blooming jasmine flowers just lift me up to a heavenly state. A big rose flower will really make my day. When I stand near the rose plant, touching the petals ever so lightly and enjoying its fragrance, I can feel the plant communicating with me. Then I turn one with the Universe and the inner bliss experienced in indescribable.
• United States
9 May 07
Bob, that apple blossom is gloriously beautiful. i also have an apple tree in my yard and i know how wonderful the blossoms can be. We also have peach trees, plum trees, a pear tree, and a mulberry tree. They are wonderful. i find the scent of roses and the scent of opium oil to be really soothing. They are just such lovely smells. Rose is my "signature scent" as i wear it all the time. i even like the taste of roses.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 May 07
A Clump - Clump of blossoms
Heres a photo of a cluster of blossoms from the tree. I live in a colder enviroment so the other fruit trees are'nt able to grow here.
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
9 May 07
Another beautiful flower Bob. The other day i was in Mitre 10, looking the other way as I wasn't allowed to see what shrub my daughter was buying me for Mothers day: and what did I see? Those Asiatic Lillies you are growing! They hasd them in pots. It reminded me of you. I didn't buy any, as I wouldn't risk it with my gardening efforts.
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• India
9 May 07
Yes truly its really relaxing and pleasyre to get up early and roam around i ur garden in the presence of such a wonderful aroma of flowers....it really relaxes and removes all teh tension amd make ur start of the day really energetic.....so its really like a meditation for me to sit alone in those quiet moments with nature and it really heals my inner self....
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@maumbi (2571)
• Indonesia
9 May 07
i dont have any backyard or flower around my house, usually my wife bring flower everyday to home and put in our bedroom, well not bad i things very good aroma and my passion come to high;)
@Swtrose (3399)
• Canada
9 May 07
Spring is one of my fav times of the years. I don't sit outside in the morning because I'm normally just going to be in the morning. lol I do love the smell of spring.
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• United States
9 May 07
I sit outside in the morning also to take in the outside smells of this time of the year. I get up at 4:30 in the morning and do some of the things I need to do in the house. Then as the sun rises I go outside and sit in the lounging chair I have outside and breath in deeply. There is nothing like the smell of flowers blooming and it does relax me all the way. I sit outside for around a hour and am ready to face the days situations.
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@dixielol (1581)
• United States
13 May 07
Alot of times, me & my boyfriend will be outside late at night or out rideing the 4 wheelers. Sometimes we will just be sitting there listening to the crickets & frogs. We will look at each other at the same time & say "Im so glad we live in the country." Its so quite, there aren't any cars going by, no factorys, nothing but mother nature. A few times a year, we have to go to Alabama to get my little cousin. WE have to go through Bermingham to get there & through Nashville. Both places just stink so bad from all the pollution. Every time, we are just so thankfull that we live in the country were you can smell the flowers or fresh cut hay or grass. & yes, even the goat/chicken/duck/cow/horse poop. Hey, it dont smell as bad as the big cities do.