It is amazingly true that a scent or a sound can spark a memory and transport you back in time.
Last week during a short rain shower, I smelled my desert again. I could smell the sage and the wet clay and it was glorious. I have recently moved back home to Vegas from Oregon - where it rains so often the locals teach you to walk between the raindrops. But those rain showers ignite the smell of tall trees, moss and ferns. It is a completely different feeling and scent from rain in the desert. Sometimes, the northwest rain felt cold and sometimes it was comforting.
But it never had the same feeling of rain in the Las Vegas desert. The lightning shows during monsoon season can rival the Strip. I can't wait for monsoon season to return to the desert! It is an exciting sight to see and experience.
A similar comparison can be made of the local desert flowers that thrive here in the Las Vegas Valley. Lavender is one particular plant that thrives in Las Vegas. I like to consider myself a Lavender connoisseur, I love how each varietal has its own special qualities and aroma. Being a lover of lavender, I have been using Zeeta Body Las Vegas Lavender Body Oil for years and I have to admit - it rivals them all.
Only local lavender has the notes of the desert. You can actually smell the earth. Zeeta Body has several wonderful Lavender products to enjoy. My favorite is the Las Vegas Lavender body oil. It has healing properties and can be used anytime and by anyone. Once you try it you will be hooked and only this Lavender oil will do!
One of my favorite movies, Practical Magic, has this sweet quote about lavender and life.
"There are some things, after all, that Sally Owens knows for certain: Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can."
- Alice Hoffman
The desert has many beautiful gifts and sometimes it takes a moment to appreciate them again once you've been away for a while. The scent of a palo verde or mesquite tree after a spring shower, the look of the sky after a storm, stunning sunrises and sunsets.
Take a moment to see take in the beauty in the desert. It has hidden treasures that are worth the effort.