From the Back of a Motorcycle #4: Savory Cilantro

Passing a field of cilantro being harvested is just heavenly.

This is the fourth post in a series featuring one of my photos taken from the back of our (moving) Honda Sabre Shadow, paired with words I wrote while on a ride with my husband.


Swiftly passing a field being harvested

brought us the fresh and pungent smell of cilantro.

If green were a smell it would be this.

~ experienced from the back of a motorcycle, april 28, 2012~


My short poetry began as tweets, limited in characters. Now I choose to keep them short and sweet with a few strong impressions from that ride. Although I am including an image from a ride in each post, it’s not necessarily from the same trip as the words.

As always I welcome your comments on this or any other part of my blog. And stay tuned for more!

3.31.14 Cilantro Scents
3.31.14 Savory Cilantro


14 thoughts on “From the Back of a Motorcycle #4: Savory Cilantro

  1. who cool! have never seen a cilantro field like that – and have you ever noticed that this herb is one that people either like or or hate? I have noticed so many folks that love their greens but detest cilantro…. also, I had the hardest time trying to grow this myself – – not able to keep it going – maybe it is our climate –
    anyhow, enjoyed your poem and photo. πŸ™‚ <3

  2. Mary, I think cilantro is one of those tastes that people either like or hate. Not much in between! Bet you’d enjoy the heady scent of orange blossoms that we ride by at this time of year.

  3. Isn’t it? It’s amazing the overwhelming scents we encounter in this fertile area we ride through. Right now it’s orange blossoms…. big happy sigh.

  4. What a great idea! I love the smell of herbs. I have a small rosemary plant right next to me on my desk (along with my lucky bamboo).

  5. That sure looks like lots of fun Meghan and love the words it’s accompanied with. Great post and shot hon! πŸ˜€

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