Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Far Out Man

View from Racoon Mountain
I love incense. It reminds me of the hippie head shops of my youth.

28 comments:

Jim said...

Were you a Hippie? I just can't picture it....but just in case Groovy.

Kat said...

Me too! Love the photo.

SparkleFarkle said...

LOL! What an opposite memory it conjures up for me: the smell-spewing, priest-swung "burner" during Mass in Catholic school days (daze?) gone by! PEACE! (<-- click)

chellebelle said...

My husband, John is a martial artist, and we have quite an asian flavor in the household, so incense is a nearly everyday occurance.. but we use Japanese incense from a company that has been making i for hundreds of years... it is amazing stuff.. try going to www dot shoyeido dot com. You cannot believe the difference..

April in CT said...

I wish incense didn't make me sneeze my brains out because I think it would make me feel zen to burn it.

That is one cool n spooky picture.

buffalodick said...

I'm growing the ponytail I never was allowed back then!

Paula said...

Groovy, Peace, and Flower Power! The only incense I've ever smelled is at Mass. As kids, my friends and I always liked it. I have no idea what type of incense it is though. Must have been absent that day in class! :-)

food with style said...

its so ca~

shabby girl said...

Great picture Pam!

Stacy and Brian said...

Great photo! Thanks for the reminder that I have a drawer somewhere in the house with a stash of incense. It reminds me of fall. Thanks for sharing. Stacy

Marjie said...

Mmm hmm. We can't smell what's really in there....

My Carolina Kitchen said...

You know I said I was never a hippie and never wore bell bottom jeans. Then I found a picture my father-in-law took of my husband and myself and there I was in bell bottoms. Guess I shouldn't say "never say never."
Sam

Judi said...

I miss those hippie head shops.

La Table De Nana said...

I love incense too.....some :)Not all..
And I am catholic..and remember that incense very well..since I have smelled it even recently:)

I think I am too old for the shops you mention:)

But I wore and wear bell bottoms:) Cute post!

a good yarn said...

Thankfully, I don't remember the 60s - because I wasn't there.

jo said...

Husband just said to me this week that it is time to start burning incense again. I'm a frankincense and Myrrh fan.

5 Star Foodie said...

Very cool picture!

Cindy said...

those were the days...

Pam said...

I light them in my house almost daily - I love them!

lakeviewer said...

Incense? It's still used? Times are not changing. Love your soup from the previous post.

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

I love it too! That is a great shot!

Chris said...

gurgle gurgle gurgle

"What, Mom?"

[cough cough]

"No, that's just incense."

(I might have fractured a law or two as a younger person.)

Michael Lockridge said...

A lot of people don't remember the '60's, and they WERE there.

Loved those head shops. One of my favorites from my youth is still there, in Ashland, Oregon.

Rare Earth.

More of a boutique shop, now, but with a hint of the history.

Mike

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Far out! I love incense.
Head shops, soapstone carvings, Freak Brothers magazines. The 70s were heady times. :)

Joanne said...

Alas I have no hippie head shops in my youth. But I love the image of you as a hippie!

Joy said...

frankincense and myrrh....reminded me of one of your funny stories from long ago.

Kim said...

Sounds like you would fit right in with my family. My parents used to live in a school bus on a commune!! You should see those pictures.

Long dark hair, blue eyes said...

if you ever decide not to teach - you should shot. You are a great photographer!