Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday Centus - Dreaming of Summer

It's Saturday! After a long, exhausting week I'm ready to unwind by participating in Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus. Mr. Jenny provides us with a prompt (in bold font) and we let our imaginations run wild and come up with a story of 100 words or less. Take the time to stop by and read the links. It's amazing how much talent is out there.


Gazing at the street, seeing the mountains of snow, icicles hanging from the eaves of houses. She couldn't believe that her family had moved to this frozen wasteland. Hundreds of houses crammed into less space than her grandfather's pasture. Oh, it had it's charms she supposed. The Amish community up the road was a beautiful escape from the dreary suburbs. But this bone chilling, soul deadening cold! She would never get used to it.

Smiling, she opened the glass bottle from the perfume shop. Felt the humid air, heard the cows lowing. Saw grandma hanging the wash.

It’s true, the smell of freshly mowed grass can stay with you for years, for decades, forever.

34 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

This was great! It was like the "Calgon, take me away" moment!

mrs. c said...

Nice post! You did a great job!

Sue said...

Nice one!

=)

Bookie said...

Reminds me of the Yankee candle of green grass. Nice.

cjschlottman said...

Great! I didn't know you could buy grass scent in a bottle. I'm going out to buy some..................

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I'll have to look for some. I just finished mowing last night, I wanted to bottle the scent. With pouring down rains today, it will smell even better later..
hugs ~lynne~

Bits-n-Pieces said...

What a neat idea for a blog entry!
I love that smell!

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xinex said...

I am truly amazed at your great writing ability, Kat. Have you seen my "My Secret Garden" lately with my new sign?...Christine

jfb57 said...

I wonder, do they sell the smell of mown grass? Lovely evocative piece!

Cheryl said...

Nice! And I love Amish country. It's the best place to visit in PA.

My name is PJ. said...

You've painted a picture here and her memory is wistful. Great job!

Malisa said...

Your words did a nice job of painting a nice picture of "home"! I enjoyed...thanks!

Malisa

Mumsy said...

You beautifully described a wonderful view and a great memory!

Terra said...

what a delicious moment! Excellent story, great memory - wonderful.

Tgoette said...

Excellent job! You painted a vivid picture in my mind, and then some!

Viki said...

You painted a beautiful picture of someone missing home. I loved it. Great job.

misterjenny said...

I agree, nicely done!

Vicki said...

Well dang! Now I'm homesick for the pastures and such...

Warmed the heart :)

Koby said...

Awwwww, that was a sweet one. :-)

easternsparkle said...

Lovely images! I wonder what else we would bottle? For me it would be line dried laundry bought in on a cold day - can't beat it!

Lady Banana said...

For those few moments, I was there with you, very good!

Tracy said...

Fab post I would bottle freshly dried laundry from the washing line just love it

Diana said...

Good job!!! Enjoy today.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Amen, Kat! A girl after my own heart! It's 100 here, and I am probably the one person who isn't hot. Even the native Floridians are complaining! LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tina said...

there is no place like back home is there. I like how you used a smell as a reminder.

Thanks for stopping by my SC :)

Tina from
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Game FreakZ

Tina said...

there is no place like back home is there. I like how you used a smell as a reminder.

Thanks for stopping by my SC :)

Tina from
Mummy Diaries
Gossip Avenue
Travel Shack
Game FreakZ

mrs. c said...

You can sure pack alot in a few words, I can see all this in my mind's eye! thanks you stopping by my post!

jeff campbell said...

Very well done!! Peace and blessings

Jenny said...

Oh, I love this! Really loved this.

Give me rural American any old day!

Thanks for this really evocative link up!

Melissa Miller said...

I love this post Kathy! I do love that smell too. Mmmm...:)

My hubby and I were talking about that very thing about the shrimp. Sigh. I can't imagine what will happen. It's all so sad.

Have a wonderful week. ~Melissa :)

Tina said...

Very nicely done. I felt her longing. There are so many scents that should be bottled!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Kat... dropping back by to listen to you vibraphone music again! I love it. It is so snappy and fun.

XO,

Sheila... who is busy stomping (or is that swinging) at the Savoy! ;-)

Kathysue said...

Shoot girl you are an amazing writer, (I said that with a Southern accent) Love you,Kathysue