Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Gift of Summer by Leann Harris

Several years ago, my son and I went to a conference in San Antonio. When we drove home we took the back-roads and drove through Fredericksburg during peach time and stopped by a roadside stand and bought a basketful of peaches. Oh the delight of biting into a peach ripened on the tree. The flavor made me want to drive back and buy more peaches. And they smelled. My mouth waters just thinking about it. It not like those little flavorless rocks you find in the store. No these were full blown delights the way nature planned them.
I remembered in an earlier book I wrote where the hero and heroine met in the peach orchard to 'make-out". As an adult whenever the hero would smell peaches, he'd remembered his first love. What smells from your childhood evoke memories?

9 comments:

Christine Johnson said...

Smells are powerful! The smells of the beach bring back fond summer memories.
You've got me drooling over those peaches, though.

Missy Tippens said...

Fresh peaches are among my favorites, too!

Lenora said...

I so agree. We went to the farmer's market recently and bought fresh fruit and vegetables. The smells and tastes made me remember growing up on a farm. Nothing like fresh food in the summer. And since I grew up in Georgia, I'm partial to peaches!

Danica Favorite said...

That reminds me of a book I read a long time ago (I can't remember the title or author, but wish I did!) and they had a scene where they shared a peach. I still can't forget the scene!

Now I want a peach!

Keli Gwyn said...

The smell of sunscreen stirs up memories of days at the beach.

The tangy scent of lemons whisks me back to my childhood when I savored the abundant fruit of my grandmother's heavily laden lemon tree.

A whiff of Old Spice after shave brings to mind images of my dad during his crew cut days in the sixties.

Sandra Orchard said...

The smell of pine trees or fresh lake air whisks me back to days of camping with family.

CatMom said...

The fragrance of gardenias reminds me of my childhood, in addition to peaches. :) Being a life-long Georgia girl, I have fond memories of going to peach orchards with my Mama years ago.

Rhonda Gibson said...

I have two that really stand out. The smell of rain and old books. The smell of rain coming through an open window bring back memories of quiet afternoon's reading. And the smell of old books always remind me of summer days digging in dusty libraries to find a hidden treasures in books.

Leann Harris said...

A childhood memory is the smell of rain. When you live in Denver, you can smell that rain coming. I love that smell.