The Pancake Chronicles

The Pancake Chronicles: where've you been?

The Pancake Chronicles

Friday, October 09, 2009

where've you been?

© Colleen Hilman

      One afternoon this week I went outside, after having stuffed myself behind doors the morning long, and drew in a great breath. The kind that takes in all the smells of autumn and says haahhhhhhh afterward. There was something in that whiff that whirled me back to being eight years old and building forts in the trees behind the house with my brother. I tried to define the ingredients to myself but they only laughed and circled me. Pale in nature, revealing little but, darn it all, making me feel so much. I didn't know I knew that smell or that I'd forgotten it, that I even liked it and that it had powers! That I'd missed it!

© Colleen Hilman


Anonymous Liz said...

I know that autumn smell and love it!

9 October 2009 at 07:32  
Blogger Sonya said...

Isn't it interesting how every season has it's own smell?

9 October 2009 at 08:09  
Anonymous Captain Cat said...

Oh to be able to smell those smells. I yearn for the smell of wet woods and slowly decaying leaves which Autumn makes happen. Thank you for these beautiful pictures and words, which take me away from my barbed wire and sense of confinement, back into nature at this time of year.

10 October 2009 at 01:14  
Blogger Scrapnqueen said...

Enjoy your first proper fall in years. Suck in everything it has to offer.

And keep sharing it here, so we can breathe in the second-hand smoke...


10 October 2009 at 14:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahhh.. I love fall and the smell of fall. What could be better? Hmmm...maybe the lemon squares I just took out of the oven. hee hee

I have a letter coming your way, watch the mail!

Love Kel

10 October 2009 at 22:47  
Blogger Colleen said...

(I LOVE mail!)


16 October 2009 at 09:18  

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