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Friday, October 12, 2007

Photohunt: Smelly


The photohunt theme this week is smelly. I got the idea for this photohunt picture when I was digging underneath a largely inactive compost heap.The sweetest, most pleasant smell wafted up to my nostril for sheer delight of the senses. I couldn't figure out where the scent was coming from. Lo and behold, I realized that my shovel had caught on a mint leaf.
That's why I thought a photo of my bathroom with dried lavender by the sink as well as the herbal soaps and herbal hair gook I use would be appropriate for smelly. The unpleasant smells which occasionally occur in a bathroom are best taken care of by good ventilation. I'm glad to have windows and ventilating fans in my bathrooms.





78 comments:

TeacherJulie said...

Don't we just love the smell of mint? So refreshing!

Have a great weekend, Carver :)

GHD said...

Great photos! I wasn't as creative this week.

danielctw said...

Well, mint leaves as smelly. Hmm.. yeah, to me they are smelly as well. I can't seem to be able to stand that kind of smell!!

Sometimes it's so hard to be creative

danielctw

jams o donnell said...

MInt is a great smell. A far better type of smelly than my thalictrum! Happy weekend

Amy said...

Ventilation is a good thing!

I love mint leaves too, so yummy smelling. We have a TON in our backyard. I need to go make tea!

Sabine said...

Love your smelly choices Carver!
Wish you a happy weekend!

mousey said...

bathroom should be well ventilated. mint is refreshing. i love is as a tea.

SabineM said...

Yuck!!!!
But I LOVE mint!!
Taking a moment from my cloud 9 to say hello and check on the hunt!
Malina won her medal class out of 31 riders who had qualified for this medal! She was a star! SOO HAPPY

tegdirb92 said...

wow, how creative for this weeks theme!! I love it!

Rach said...

mmm mint is a nice smell! Happy weekend :-)

farmingfriends said...

Mint is such a lovely smell and I love mint sauce on roast lamb!
Sara from farmingfriends

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I like best the picture of the compost heap. Lovely details ;-)

genny said...

that`s smell indeed!

pat said...

Oh mint - love the smell (and the taste in our fresh Moroccan mint tea).

Happy Weekend.

ellen b said...

Now I want a mojito!! Happy hunting...

Talk..to..Grams said...

Well, you did a good job this week!! Love the smell of mint!! Have a great weekend!!

Sue said...

I LOVE the smell of mint, especially since I quit smoking. Happy photo hunting!

Mike Goad said...

That's an interesting combination of smell related material.

Michele said...

What a great post. I adore mint and try to incorporate it into everything I can in my household...
The Rocky Mountain Retreat

Sarge Charlie said...

Great choice for the theme

GuessWho(???) said...

I love the way you can always weave a tale through a Photo Hunt theme...I look forward to it every week. You take smelly and form a minty aroma with a hint of the fragrance of lavender.
Ah, the scent of words!

Love, K.

The fragrance of flowers spreads only by the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
-Chanakya

ideru said...

i love a minty smell :D

have a great weekend

jmb said...

All kinds of odiferous things today. Good photos as usual Carver.

Raquel said...

I love the smell of the mint. Bathroom should have a ventilation or else, ewww. *wink* Btw, nice smelly photohunt this week.

Mine is up in Photographic Memories.

Whirlwind said...

Oh that must have been nice. When I was digging in the weeds/yard last summer, I kept smelling wild onions. It was pretty nice.

Heather said...

Great shots and a wonderful idea. :)

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

a mint leaf? ha ha ha

smiles, bee

Nap Warden said...

Great post! I love mint!

keeyit said...

Refreshing smell!

I have done my smelly too
http://www.keeyit.com/index.php/2007/10/13/photo-hunter-smelly/

happy weekend~

Julie said...

Mint is good. Ours nearly died off in the drought but has sprung back with a vengeance. I'm convinced it's indestructible!

maiylah said...

wonderful post for this week's theme! :)

Andrée said...

This is a lovely post. I can't live without lavender. I wish I had thought of finding a photo of it in my files.

Jhoaniquing said...

great entry....what a neat bathroom..

eastcoastlife said...

That's a neat bathroom you have there! And I bet smells nice too. :)

mmm.... time for a mint tea.

ipanema said...

i agree with you on the bathroom smell. :)

happy weekend! :)

Hin Man said...

You have a good one, all of your pictures smell good and clean. A great one on the mint story.

Heart of Rachel said...

You have nice bathroom. I could imagine the fragrance of dried lavender by the sink.

I love the smell of fresh mint. My husband planted some which he uses for cooking.

etteY said...

love that mint pic!! :D fabulous photos!

Chen said...

Great photo. mint leaves - smelly to some but nice to others :)

Theresa said...

Was wondering were you were going with the bathroom picture- it looked so clean and non smelly to me- and now I know why.

PowersTwinB said...

oh, I remember smelling mint leaves with my Grandma up in Northern Michigan as a child! I love the lavender in the bathroom! great idea! My photo is up, please come and visit

Huey said...

Ouh what a great post! :D

Caroline said...

I do like the smell of anything minty.

BlurMommy said...

I like mint smell & definitely lavender too!

Lynn said...

The first thing I noticed is those dried lavenders. They sit so well by your sink. :)

Aniqueanik said...

what a great entry.good ventilation is a must..happy hunting.mine is up too.

Hootin'Anni said...

Oh good one!!!!

Thanks for dropping by my 'smelly' blog.

Mark said...

Get some worms into your compost heap that will get it going and the smell of a good compost is very satisfying.

Cheers Mark

Liz said...

A great linking mixture of photos. How nice to get a good smell when you're expecting bad.

WorksForMom said...

Excellent shots!

Dragonheart said...

Great selection of smelly photos. Mint smells absolutely wonderful. :)

My smelly photo.

Lori V. said...

I love the smell of mint... compost, too, when it's doing its job well... earthy!

My smelly photo is up, too... come visit!

Dorid said...

ooohhh... this reminds me of my old house in Buffalo. There was mint growing all over the back yard. I used to hand bunches of it in the basement to keep away the spiders.

crazy working mom said...

We have mint in our back yard. It's just lovely when you mow over it!

Joyismygoal said...

Mint:good
lavendar:good
bathroom :can be good
composte:good
I love thatearthy smell esp when you helped"save the earth"

LadyBanana said...

Mint leaves - remind me my childhood and freshly minted new potatoes :)

captain lifecruiser said...

Lovely photos as always :-) Yes, it's nice that there is different smells, not just disguisting... *giggles*

tanabata said...

I love the smell of fresh mint! Great take on this week's theme.

♥Shabem®♥ said...

Another interesting smelly photos!
Love the smell of mint too.

karoline said...

wonderful shots carver...i luv the smell of mint..brings back all kinds of wonderful memories of childhood and peppermint tea for the tum..

k:))

Gattina said...

I always thought that "smelly" means a bad smell, but that can't be possible in your case, lol !

Corey~living and loving said...

I just love love love the smell of fresh mint leaves! :)
happy weekend!

Carver said...

Thanks so much to all the Saturday photo hunters for visiting and commenting. It's been another fun hunt. Thanks also to K for your kind words and quote. I'd love to see what you'd do on some of these theme if you had a blog.

Crooked Eyebrow said...

I agree, ventilation is a wonderful thing!

KISSEDALOTATOADS said...

I remember when I was young, walking in the woods with my grandma, and she used to pick the leaves and chew on them,..and we did the same. Funny how that memory just popped up! Great photos and have a good weekend.

tiny london said...

What beautiful pictures. Nice bathroom too!

Drew said...

great photos and they worked ver well with the theme.

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

Great shots! Very creative!

Goofy Girl said...

I would agree on the bathroom and the compost! Must be some unique smells from the compost!

CRIZ LAI said...

I love to use mint in my cooking. It tastes wonderful. Lavender for the bathroom sure get rid of all bad odor. Good choice too. See you around Carver :)

Hootin'Anni said...

That's ME! ---on Mr. Linky...."HALLOWEEN TREAT"...I just wanted to get your attention to let you know I have a treat for you at my blog. The Sunday Entry!!!

TorAa said...

You sure got some smelly points here

Shelby said...

What a delightful find :)

Hootin'Anni said...

*smile* I'm ba-a-a-ck!! Just like a Poltergeist. hehehehe

I'm so happy to know you enjoyed your treat.

Expat Traveler said...

I love your bathroom and the lavendar smells! But geeze, how do you find the time to get to all of these comments.. I see you on everyone one I visit too. ;-)

Carver said...

Thanks again to the the photo hunters for visiting and the Hootin' Anni for the treat.

Expat Traveler, Time, hmmmmm, well here goes, serious answer. First and foremost, photo memes are a great excuse not to clean my house. I start browsing, I read fast, I type fast, but oh so many blogs and oh so little time so something has to give and housecleaning gets push way down on the list. I LOVE that.

I used to spend a lot of my spare time doing active activities that I can't do anymore due to physical issues. I could do more than I've been doing lately so while the weather is better, I probably need to spend less time on the photo memes and more time outside. I am actually not visiting as many as I did at first. Next weekend if I participate at all it will be an early post and visiting a few late because I won't be at my computer over the weekend. Wooohoooo. As a matter of fact I have a few weekends like that coming up. Woooohoooo, chasing the autumn leaves and a different surrounding.

Have a good one and by the way. If someone asks me a rhetorical question they often get a literal answer. I'm irritating like that.

Moe said...

Great photos!

Patricia said...

I love the smell of mint and all the lovely fragrances in bathroom soaps and lotions. Good choices, Carver. And thanks so much for stopping by Pollywog Creek and commenting on the smelly stuff there! Have a wonderful Week!