Friday, December 18, 2009

Budding, sweet and spicy and the scent

- A budding artist's rendition of a Christmas tree complete with angel at the top. Little ones from the school across the street from my parents' home come by to bring artwork, cookies and to sing carols.

- Going to bed early and waking in the late evening to the smell of something sweet and spicy baking. Downstairs neighbor Bonnie was baking oatmeal cookies for work. In the morning I thank her by email for the good smells. It was like having a scented candle burning, only better.

- Bringing in a box of Florida oranges to the crew at the printing company and loving the scent of oranges that keeps popping up here and there.

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope good things pop up for you around every corner!


clean and crazy said...

sounds absolutely heavenly!! thanks for sharing the very lovely picture!! merry Christmas. i stopped by way of galens blog, i usually go down the list on Friday for 55's, i don't think this is a 55 but i am glad i stopped by.

Jannie Funster said...

I think I'd like to get to know Bonnie!

And smell me some Florida oranges too.

Head Cookie said...

Mmmm sounds like a wonderful time in your neighborhood. Love the smell of fresh baked cookies, but most of all you have to love the artwork that the kids make at this time of year so festive, glittery and just so cute. I hope you have a great holiday season. My 55 is up.

Lynn said...

Clean and crazy -

It is good to see you here - I do a 55 once in a blue moon, but haven't lately. I'll check yours out.

Jannie -

Bonnie is great fun and very energetic. Kind of like you! Love that orange smell.

Jadey -

I hope you have a great one, too - I will check out your 55 now.

Cookie said...

Lots of good scents!
I love the art work is placed on the mantle :)

Lynn said...

Cookie -

Isn't that neat? I like that, too.

TALON said...

I love the shading background on the picture - a true artist for sure!

Ah, the smell of baking cookies is the best - especially oatmeal which is one of my favs!

Oranges just smell healthy, don't they?

Larry said...

love the smell of just baked cookies fills the house with such deliteful aromas. Loved your Flash 55 today and look forward to reading you again next week.

Marine Life

Unknown said...

I can smell those cookies baking.

Riot Kitty said...

What a sweet picture! I'm not that good :)

Kim said...

Great artwork!! Love creative children!
I remember eating oranges just so we could put the peels on the woodstove to scent up the house..
Love the smell of fresh baked cookies (who doesn't?) Have a great weekend!

Riot Kitty said...

PS I have something I want to send you - I promise you I'm not a criminal (unless you count stealing a road sign when I was in high school), stalker (only of cheesecake) or complete freak (just partial freak) - can you send me your address?

Snaggle Tooth said...

It's great your parents get visits n entertainment from the nearby children. Smelling stuff like that usually gets me pretty hungry- I've been craving the oranges lately- bought just 1 yesterday.
We have a work Xmas party (first time) tomorrow, but it will be in the middle of a big snowstorm, on Day Off!

Maude Lynn said...

What a sweet picture!

Lynn said...

Talon -

Bonnie was insisting that she should bring me some cookies - I said, no no - just love that smell - keep it up!

Larry -

Thank you - I will check out your blog.

Nara -

Thanks for stopping by - yes, the smell is the best thing about the baking.

Riot Kitty -

No? Me either usually. Your description of yourself cracks me up! I will happily send my address to you and can't wait to see what it is you are sending, my friend.

Kim -

I have never heard of putting orange peels on the windowsill. Pretty neat idea and I will try it. It makes oranges the gift that keeps on giving. :)

Snaggle -

Mom and dad moved to assisted living back in the fall and they get so much attention from school kids. Loved that artwork.

Mama Zen -

I thought so, too. :)

Meredith said...

Oh, I love that orange-peel-on-the-fingers scent. You brought cheer to your workplace for sure, Lynn!

That drawing is so lovely... especially the silvery glow over it all. Definitely a wee artist :)

Rajesh said...

Very artistic and beautiful.

Lynn said...

Meredith -

The sights, smells and sounds of the season are so lovely.

Rajesh -

Thank you and thanks for stopping by my blog.