Fragrance Quote December 6th, 2011 from The borderland of country life By Augusta Larned

Fragrance Quote December 6th, 2011 from The borderland of country life By Augusta Larned

There is a scent of ripening apples in the air. It is the best of the autumn's fruity odors. It mingles pleasantly with the scent of burning leaves where the blue smoke spires up and spreads abroad, deepening the mist to Indian summer coloring. The apple is the good perfume that haunts old garrets. There are plenty of scents in houses that are not quite agreeable, but what memories of old garrets the apple scent brings; and the herby scent of simples hung up along the rafter, to furnish the farm-house pharmacopoeia! There, too, in that vast roomy receptacle the big squashes and pumpkins found a place awaiting their conversion into Thanksgiving pies. What do city children know of real life who have never had a country garret to prowl in?