Sunday, May 1, 2016

No Smell Gets My Attention Like Beef Grilling

The City Daily Photos theme this month is smells. I considered the sweet fragrance that comes from my garden -- jasmine, iris, roses, and the orange tree in bloom where I lived in Newbury Park thirty years ago. The fragrance of flowers is subtle. But no smell gets my attention like beef grilling at a barbecue.

No Smell Gets My Attention Like Beef Grilling


These particular tri tip steaks were being grilled for our culinary pleasure by our public servants -- local elected officials -- at a political fundraising picnic in 2012. Most of the candidates lost, but the tri tip was a winner with me. The bigger picture is below. It was taken at Atascadero Lake Park.

If I'm working in the garden and my neighbor starts grilling, the aroma of the irises and roses become irrelevant. I get hungry and am overcome by a sudden urge to crash my neighbor's barbecue. I don't know of any pleasant smell that can get my attention in that same way.

No Smell Gets My Attention Like Beef Grilling
Beef Grilling at Picnic at Atascadero Lake Park, © B. Radisavljevic


What is your favorite smell?

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No Smell Gets My Attention Like Beef Grilling #Theme Day

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