Birgit posed this question yesterday in her post, “New Year, New Perfume, New Love,” and today I attempted to answer it.
The hubby and I started 2011 on the right foot: we embarked on a 10-mile hike this morning, with no regard to the bitter cold! As we were hiking, I was pondering B’s question,
What does it smell like? What does the color white smell like? What does quiet smell like? What does serenity smell like?
Frozen waterfalls and waterways around us, mammoth icicles hanging perilously above us, chill breath fogging in the air, and… nothing. Nothing! I looked for scent, and found none. Evergreens, river below, grasses, and other flora, all steadfastly refused to give up even the tiniest whiff of fragrance. Serene, it was. Quiet, it was. I wore Champagne de Bois for the adventure, but it was Zagorsk I was thinking of—the scent to fit the mood of the day.
What does white smell like?
On the left, sitting on the heating vent and halfway through a mighty yawn, Cho.
Above images from today’s hike.