Leafy Smells

via Daily Prompt: Leaf


Eucalypt leaves, dry, spent, given back to the earth. Hard, resistant, they take longer than any other leaf to break down. They make better mulch than compast for that reason. I really love the smell Eucalypt, fresh or dry, but the best is when the end of summer is near and the summer storms come and the rain brings out such a wonderful feast of smells, an olfactory orgasm if you like. Petrichor (the word for) the smell of rain on dry soil and leaves, atmospheric aromatherapy, wonderful stuff. Never despise a dry leaf, food for the senses.




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2 responses to “Leafy Smells

  1. And when you walk through the bush in autumn and stir up all the half-composted leaves … heaven.

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