Thursday, May 21, 2015

whiffing briar

now and again (more often lately),
the one thing i ache for, 
that is so uncharacteristic of the landlubber me,
is the whiff of briar by the ocean.

here in victoria,
the land of butchart and other gardens,
there are blooms everywhere - almost year round.
but the scent of the wild briar 
is probably the sweetest i've ever encountered
especially if inhaled oceanside.
the combination is intoxicating...happiness guaranteed !!!
we are extremely lucky on this lower part of vancouver island,
there are no industries to pollute our air.
once in a while, if the wind is wrong, 
one gets an alarming sniff of a very distant pulp mill.
but with the demise of forestry, this is becoming rare.

so i have learned 
to inhale 


  1. this is beautiful! that pathway looks like such a wonderful to take a wandering walk.... and to have some deep inhales!

  2. Gosh, I would love to go for a walk there. Just beautiful. Hopefully one day I will get to smell that wonderful scent.

  3. beautiful Erica :) Loved your words!


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