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#OctPoWriMo8 – Smell of Lime Leaves

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Enjoying an evening stroll with mom as the crimson sun sets
Superstitious, I intentionally step over the cracks in the sidewalks
Didn’t want to tempt fate and break my mother’s back
Lively chatter and smiles spread throughout the neighborhood

Passing a yard, we stumble upon a lime tree hanging over a fence.
Delighted, mom jumps up and plucks a leaf as the branch springs back
She tears the leaf in half, rubs it between her fingers, and hands it to me
“Smell it sweetie, and you will be amazed.”

Curiously, I stared at the seemingly normal green leaves
Stunned as I bring the leaves closer to my nose to smell
Breathing in an incredibly fragrant natural perfume
Relaxing my mind. Creating lasting pleasant and revitalizing feelings

Thirsty and sweaty upon arrival to our home
We squeeze some limes and make icy limeade beverages
Cool and refreshing to the parched tongue
Citrus inspiration to the rescue of grateful souls

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July Blue Squares – Cognac Label

While sitting with my family members, I took note of the various types of drinks that people were drinking. My uncle likes to do things that make him feel alive such as sky diving. He also has quite an impressive wine collection. There was one in Mexico that he got called, “Scorpion Silver Mezcal” which has real scorpion in it! My uncle seems to thrive in risky situations, and has a sophisticated palate. One product description describes it as such:

Clear. Complex, fruit fudge and smoky nose. A soft, round entry leads to a smooth medium body with delicate lemon grass, dried fruit, and spice flavors. Finishes with a long, silky, sweet, and hot spicy finish. A velvet brick.

Holiday Wine Cellar

I’m not a drinker, but I am endlessly fascinated by the label design. I like this gold embossing set on top of a royal blue background. The frame reminds me of a braided rope sailors use giving an adventurous vibe. Bold and elegant fonts juxtapose next to each other. A star-shaped compass seal at the top. Tour du Monde translates out to World Tour. This blue cognac label by Kelt looked beautiful to me. The description below seems rather fitting for its $215 price tag:

Takes a leisurely 3-month cruise around the world after blending and before bottling. Extraordinarily luxurious. Lush texture and medium body. Expansive bouquet of rich fruit and floral aromas. Palate–lavish fruit, vanilla, spice, and oak. Lingering, warm finish.

Holiday Wine Cellar

From the Kelt website, the story behind this wine is equally fascinating:

The cognac, still in Limousin oak barrels, undertakes a 3-month sea voyage around the world. The combination of movement, temperature variations, air-pressure changes and the magic of the seas produce a truly unique combination of flavours and aromas as well as producing the legendary smoothness that KELT is known for.

Celebrating the Tour du Monde and the magic of the oceans, our packaging has a marine theme centered around our unique bottle shape, based on a French navy decanter from 1740.

Kelt Cognac Brand