Honeysuckle memories

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I had to close at work tonight (yeah, like that’s one of my favorite things to do).  When I got home and stepped out of my car,  I smelled the unmistakable scent of honeysuckle…immediately took me back to my childhood.  Did you ever pull off the honeysuckle flowers and drink the nectar?  Ahh…the memories of growing up out in the country.

Then that made me think about the lightening bugs and how many more of them there were when I was a kid than there are now…is that true?  Or is it because I now live in town?  Same with butterflies…they were everywhere when I was a kid.  I still see them, but nothing like when I was a kid.  Again, we lived way out in the middle of nowhere, so that may be a factor.

But don’t you find it fascinating that scents can bring back such powerful memories?