Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sweet Smell of Summer

I wish you could smell this.


Oops. Not that. This.


The sweet smell of corn pollinating

is one of my favorite smells of summer.


It ranks right up there with freshly cut grass, peonies, steak on the grill, and sunscreen.



If you see corn starting to tassel, hop out of the car and take a whiff.


You'll thank me for it.

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21 comments:

ShaRhonda said...

Such beautiful pics......and so peaceful!

Emily said...

Ok, I've never wanted to live out in the country but these pictures are making me reconsider that!

Rhonda said...

Your funny! That first pic I was thinking...I don't think so! But yes I love the smell of corn too! Mine are almost ready! YUMMY!

Beautiful pics!

Kat said...

This just makes me want a garden even more. There is a house not too far from us...on the main road...that has a side garden. They harvested their corn a few weeks ago...and then moved all the stalks to the center...where they sit now...turning brown. Do you know why they did that???

And I'll have to remember to inhale next year ;-)

Mariah said...

Ohhhhh fresh corn. I want!!

John Deere Mom said...

FYI-While I love sweet corn too...this isn't corn to eat. It's field corn. Definitely not yummy. But very pretty.

Susan said...

I actually was able to smell some corn this afternoon on the drive home from school...I never noticed it before but was looking for it today...you were right, it smells wonderful.

sassy stephanie said...

Sigh. Around here, with two months of no rain, the corn is all wheat colored and crunchy. Sigh again.

♥georgie♥ said...

I scratched and sniffed my monitor...lovely pics! brings back memories of my childhood

*Noelle* said...

after that first line, i was hoping you didn't pass gas!! LOL

i love the smell of fresh mint in our area when it is being farmed!!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

I didnt know that but will sniff it next time I am around corn

Crazy Daisy said...

that is one thing i miss about the family farm... the fields right before and during harvest. There was just something about it that we completely beautiful!

Jennifer said...

I agree..one of the sweetest smells in the world! Eli is loving watching the corn grow this year...he is just in awe! I love
it!

Columbia Lily said...

my dad is a grass seed farmer and I absolutely love the slightly dusty, dried grass smell that is the result after the harvester goes through.

Linda said...

Zhhhhhh, corn sex.....I love it! It is especially heady just before dusk when the air is dew damp and the smell just hangs closer to the ground. Hubby will drive me down country roads so I can get my fix....I'm glad to know I am not alone.

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SmartPumpkin'sMom said...

I always enjoy your pics! :)
I gave you a blog award, stop by to claim it. ;)

Just say Julie said...

The only smell better is corn roasting on the grill. Yummy!

Z's Mom said...

Those are greast pics! I don't know about the smell though.....maybe after I've taken some Benadryl...but then I would fall asleep and wouldn't know what I was smelling anyway. ;)

Rebecca said...

FRESH CORN! Yum....could you please send some my way? Thanks! Your a doll!

LoveMy2Dogs said...

Isn't it amazing how you can smell it? I love that smell and also the smell of fresh cut grass. Too bad the grass doesn't like me very well. The manure smell, I can do without but welcome to the country. I would not move to a city for anything. They don't realize what they are missing living there.

Love your pics!!