The aromatic freshness of upturned soil


“At no other time (than autumn) does the earth let itself be inhaled in one smell, the ripe earth; in a smell that is in no way inferior to the smell of the sea, bitter where it borders on taste, and more honeysweet where you feel it touching the first sounds. Containing depth within itself, darkness, something of the grave almost.” Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters on Cézanne

There is nothing that can compare to the fresh and invigorating scent of freshly turned earth on a warm, rainy day. As you splash in the puddles your nose takes in deep breaths of the aroma of life that fills the air. It brings out the country bumpkin in us all. — gc

B A C K  T O  T H E  B A S I C S

About gc (659 Articles)
Quote of the week: "If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.-- Frank Herbert quotes .

4 Comments on The aromatic freshness of upturned soil

  1. That is a great quote and can almost smell the wet soil.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: