Monday, July 12, 2010

orange blossoms

i shared with a friend how i wonder if heaven could smell like lily of the valley & asked if she ever thought about what heaven smells like & she quick as lightening responded "yes! like orange blossoms!". i now wonder what yours might smell like.. xo

21 comments:

Melissa said...

I love this! When I got married I wore a comb with little orange blossoms on it, like they do in my family's home country of Spain. Though I think heaven could certainly smell like lily of the valley, too. ;)

sara's art house said...

This is great! The quote and the art! :)

oneartistjournal said...

I love orange blossoms, the smell and the stunning look of it. I remember smells of citrus orchards from my childhood, the smell always takes me places, now to heaven too thanks to your words and to your beautiful drawing.
XOXOrly

leonie.wise said...

the coconut-vanilla smell of wild gorse in flower

or honeysuckle vines

or wet grass after the rain

do i have to pick just one smell??!

Kolleen said...

hmmmmmm.......

what a fun question

lavender
fresh cut grass
rain
johnsons baby lotion!!!

xoxox
adore your creation
k

lori vliegen said...

every time the magnolias bloom here i think to myself that this is what heaven must smell like.....or maybe like blue carnations.....or maybe like melted chocolate.....

your sweet artwork always makes me smile, precious one!! xox, :))

Amy said...

cinnamon buns of course :)

imateacup said...

baby hair
or maybe i mean baby head
ok whole baby

Lindy Gruger Hanson said...

I love the smell of the flower Plumeria. We have it in our garden in Baja. The scent is simply heaven!

Kim Mailhot said...

Baby's neck....or cotton sheets dried on a clothes line...heaven !

Faiza said...

smells like mom's sour cream chocolate chip cake...

thewriteingredients said...

it would smell like spring...

Becky Shander said...

Heavenly smells...it's so hard to just pick a few. I'd want to indulge in all sorts, alternating from one luscious scent to another.

feralcompass said...

Orange blossoms are on my list of heavenly smells along with: gardenias, lilacs, night blooming jasmin and homemade bread still in the oven.

Martha Lever said...

I love your art! I think that everyday will smell wonderful..one day like bread baking, the next like cinnamon rolls, the next like chocolate chip cookies...and then we can go eat all we want without feeling guilty!!!

Mary said...

I love this, and the variety of smells that are special to each of the people here. Whatever it be, it will be intoxicating I am sure!!

Blessings!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I like to imagine heaven smelling much like the sea....a clean, windy smell that clears the palate so that every fragrance just POPS with it's unique essence. The sea sharpens all of my senses to everything else....the storms are stormier, wet is wetter and birds are birdier:)
-Jennifer

aimee said...

the sweetest smelling drawing i've ever met!!!

ELK said...

oh such a thought .. such a drawing


vanilla? no ...cinnamon? maybe a new puppy?

Lisa said...

Oooh...orange blossoms. Yum, yum, yum. Think I might make heaven in my own home tomorrow.

Carissa said...

Rachel, I love her in this tree! Her little outfit is so precious. It reminds me of my teenage summer time self sporting Doc Martens w/ a summery dress as I climb trees + eat oranges from the orange grove. My own little secret world. This is heaven. You bring out the playground in me.

Abundantly Joyful,
Carissa