Leafy Smells

via Daily Prompt: Leaf

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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.

Paul

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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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