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There are galaxies, many many galaxies, forming a bobbing, swaying screen between my backyard and my front. These galaxies smell like honey, and I push through them to get down to the laundry line or the compost bin.

But seriously, don't the umbels of queen anne's lace . . .

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. . . look like galaxies?

galaxies

galaxies . . . I wonder if they smell like honey.




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duccio
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
I'm told they hum like bees...
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Or maybe that's the intergalactic bees that pollinate them….
athenais
Aug. 4th, 2014 05:18 am (UTC)
Oh yes, they do look like galaxies.
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
I like how you can't even see their stems; it's like they're floating there.
wuweibaby
Aug. 4th, 2014 07:02 am (UTC)
<3
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
:-)
heliopausa
Aug. 4th, 2014 10:35 am (UTC)
Yes, they seem to spring there, weightless. :)
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:05 pm (UTC)
I feel so intergalactic when I push through them.
cafenowhere
Aug. 4th, 2014 05:00 pm (UTC)
Feeling intergalactic must be much better than feeling symbolic (as in the Counting Crows song).

I adore any universe in which you slide between galaxies. <3
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 09:10 pm (UTC)
It can be a pretty good universe, sometimes :-)
amaebi
Aug. 4th, 2014 10:57 am (UTC)
The music of the spheres-- the perfume of the galaxies.... Of course, we're told that space has a smell.
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:07 pm (UTC)
Ozone or gunpowder, say the astronauts in the article you link, and down below I learn that the galactic center smells like fermented molasses. Mmm, delicious!
deponti
Aug. 4th, 2014 11:01 am (UTC)
Only you could show me the resemblance....I wish I had your vision and your imagination!
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
Not just me! browngirl thinks so too. I'm just the one who got to you first with the idea :-)

And you have TONS of imagination and a discerning eye. I adore your photos and thoughts.
yamamanama
Aug. 4th, 2014 01:10 pm (UTC)
There's evidence that the galaxy's center tastes like raspberries and smells like fermented molasses.
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
Mmm, who could have guessed that the center of the galaxy was so delicious.
yamamanama
Aug. 5th, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Maybe they'll base a candy bar on it.

Also, I just posted some links to my friend's artwork, but not the things she showed me today.
sartorias
Aug. 4th, 2014 01:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, breathtaking!

And such a pleasure when it is so blisteringly, witheringly hot,
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
Wish I could provide more than electronic, visual relief.
plantmom
Aug. 4th, 2014 02:57 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, lovely! I agree with the other person who said you have a wonderful imagination.
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
Hee, well, I think pretty much everyone I come across online has a pretty awesome imagination, but thank you!
browngirl
Aug. 4th, 2014 03:57 pm (UTC)
I've always thought so! And you do too!! I am full of exclamation points of delight!!!
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:03 pm (UTC)
So happy to think that we both had this thought--high fives!
docdad2
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
Queen Anne's Lace
I had not noticed that aspect of the plant's beauty - Thank you
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asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Queen Anne's Lace
My pleasure! You can think on it when you're next out haying.
cafenowhere
Aug. 4th, 2014 04:59 pm (UTC)
Love this post, and love the sensual discussion it provoked: scents and sounds and even taste!
mnfaure
Aug. 4th, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
ditto this!
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 09:12 pm (UTC)
:-)
asakiyume
Aug. 4th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
That's my LJ friends for you. Sense babes one and all :D
oiktirmos
Aug. 4th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
Very creative. I vaguely recall you making a post with a photo of a common object and suggesting it looked like something uncommon.
Next you'll be saying the reflection of the sun in a squirrel's eye looks like a distant galaxy.
asakiyume
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:46 pm (UTC)
Next you'll be saying the reflection of the sun in a squirrel's eye looks like a distant galaxy

--when I know people who are clever enough to capture the squirrel's galactic eye, how can I resist?
ericmarin
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Yes. And...why not?
asakiyume
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:45 pm (UTC)
Indeed! Size is an illusion. We walk through galaxies.
ericmarin
Aug. 5th, 2014 05:15 pm (UTC)
I love that idea:

Galaxies

We walk through galaxies
every day, every night.

Their freeze & burn fingers
brush across our lips.

Their choral voices thrum
& echo in our ears.

Their limbs of light
& darkness fill our eyes.

Their scents of star fire
& dark honey fill our breaths.

We walk through galaxies
in an endless waking dream.
asakiyume
Aug. 5th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
Oh Eric. That is beautiful. Thank you.
ericmarin
Aug. 5th, 2014 05:24 pm (UTC)
You're very welcome, Francesca. :-)
khiemtran
Aug. 5th, 2014 08:48 am (UTC)
They do. But only because honey smells like galaxies...
asakiyume
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:44 pm (UTC)
That's what I'm going to say from now on when I sniff honey.

Mmmmm. Smells like galaxies.
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