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What is it about Cinnamon and Christmas!

 

Nose, nose, jolly red nose, Who gave thee this jolly red nose?

Nutmegs and ginger, cinnamon and cloves...they gave me this jolly red nose.
Quoted by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (1609).



Cinnamon is one of our oldest spices and has a long and rich history.

From the Christmas Market in Düsseldorf, Germany.



What is it about Cinnamon and Christmas!

 

Nose, nose, jolly red nose, Who gave thee this jolly red nose?

Nutmegs and ginger, cinnamon and cloves...they gave me this jolly red nose.
Quoted by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (1609).



Cinnamon is one of our oldest spices and has a long and rich history.

From the Christmas Market in Düsseldorf, Germany.



comments (45)

  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2011, 00:13
Oh, I can smell them - and you are revelling in your favourite sepialike colours!
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, dear Philine. I can smell them, too!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 14 Dec 2011, 01:00
Just like Philine...I can smell them, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: I can, too, Ray! Thanks. smile
I can smell them too.... I love your image of them!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Elizabeth. It's such a wonderful smell.
Like tied up scrolls ... they hide their beauty inside. Ah... the perfume of cinnamon. Nice shot.
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE those tied-up little scrolls, Jacquelyn. What a sweet thought. Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 14 Dec 2011, 04:42
Cinnamon is one of the spices we all know very well.
Appelmoes met kaneel..Rice with sugar, butter and cinnamon..
This is a very beautiful picture, love the play of light and colour.
Ginnie Hart: The smell is known to probably everyone in the world or close to it, MLMA. What a treat when we can smell and taste it! Bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 14 Dec 2011, 06:35
Lovely stuff Ginnie: I can smell it from here. Your picture is wonderful...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Chris. Cinnamon is one of the sweet pleasures of life. smile
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2011, 07:28
Super photo, Ginnie. So much nicer than when it is ground
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elisabeth. Therte is definitely a difference in what it looks like here vs. the ground option. But at least they both smell great! smile
c'est bon,que de bons souvenirs étant gosse où j'adore la couleur
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine. I think this brings back the kid in all of us. smile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 14 Dec 2011, 07:39
Can't beat it at this time of year, especially with a cup of coffee. I like the look of scrolls to them them.
Ginnie Hart: Jacquelyn also mentioned the look of scrolls, Alan. That must be why I like them whole like this. smile Thanks.
I don't know what it is about cinnamon, but it is the nicest of the four. Well seen.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Sheila! Thank you.
great contrast and interesting composition in range of shades
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Merci.
Just the word cinnamon makes my mouth watergrin
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Bill. grin
this is one awesome photo Ginnie, great crop.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Chantal. Bedankt.
Best smelling picture on Shutterchance today.
Ginnie Hart: HA! You just made my day, Mary. grin
  • Tom Wilson
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2011, 10:04
Lovely image, Ginnie! Could be a shot from the spice market in Istanbul!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom, and yes, I'm sure you're right. Where in the world is cinnamon not known!
A fine picture Ginnie. Cinnamon is is a wonderful spice.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Frances. One of the best spices, especially at this time of the year. smile
Christmas is happiness, joy, be with your family and enjoy them. Although there is no color in your photograph you can feel all that. I love the composition. A greeting.
Ginnie Hart: I love the way you have said this, Pedro. Thank you kindly. Gracias.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 14 Dec 2011, 10:50
...mmmhhhh....... I think about poffertjes+++
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Luiza. We saw them at the Christmas market but didn't buy any (which we can do here in Holland, of course!). Danke.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 14 Dec 2011, 10:57
I'll tell you what it is about cinnamon Ginnie. It appears to be some binding material top make it into bunches. Can't say what the material is mind you.
Ginnie Hart: Actually, now you've got me wondering about how it comes all scrolled up like this, Chad. I had to Google it, of course: smile
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinnamon
Great rustic image, I'm thinking of mulled wine when I see Cinnamon sticks.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Martin, and EXACTLY. Mulled wine!
This is one of the best pictures I've seen of cinnamon... makes me want to revel in the smell of holiday spices :^)
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Doug! Thank you.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 14 Dec 2011, 11:43
I have a light summer cold or I would have smelled them too wink One of my favourite ingredients when I cook mediteranian or north african.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if anyone doesn't like cinnamon, Louis! smile Hope you get over your light summer cold, soon.
Oh yes, that's how Christmas should smell like!
Cinnamon, cloves, dried oranges, etc.

Last night, I watched a BBC TV programme about the future of books. Then, there was this librarian from America. She was paid to do one of the most bizarre jobs in the world. To smell old books in the library!! Ha!

Guess what? She works in Chicago! Perhaps you know her?! Ha...
Ginnie Hart: Interesting job to have, LC, to smell books. I once worked in a college library with gift books donated to the university (South Carolina), many of which were very old...Civil War years (1860s). I loved the smell! smile

Chicago? Well, how 'bout Atlanta! If she worked there, I'm sure I'd know her. HA!
Nice Ginnie!! I love the way you shot this. Great POV.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Adam.
Fantastic shot. The details are really nice. I also like the focus and how it softens on the left. Nice work, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Jimi. Thanks.
Your own style really comes through in this Ginnie, a great image.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
Well we have some rum with cinnamon in it , now that is good same as the image.
Ginnie Hart: That sounds exactly what I'm looking for, Mick! grin
How beautiful! And so wonderfully captured.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Jen.
It looks like they will have plenty of cinnamon for the hot chocolate this year great shot Ginnie"D

Im going to visit as much as possible this week and have given up trying to catch up on my replies.... i can only be online for about and hour a day....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Plenty of cinnamon to go around, Peter, for sure. I wouldn't mind sucking on some right about now. smile

Hang in there and pamper yourself through this time of recovery. We'll still be here when you're back in full-swing!
3 cheers for cinnamon in my Starbucks
Ginnie Hart: HO HO HO! grin
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2011, 19:07
Wonderful textures and colours as always Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Fred.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2011, 19:42
That is so crisp and clear, I can taste it on my tongue.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. Me, too. smile
  • John Prior
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 14 Dec 2011, 20:36
Very good, well shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2011, 00:35
i can almost smell them.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Maria. Me, too. smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2011, 00:50
WOW! Look at all of these!! Definitely - I can smell them filling the house with their sweet aroma!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Marcie. Daughter Amy always has a pan of spices on the stove at this time of the year, filling the house. smile Why didn't I think of that!
One of the great pleasures of travel is meandering through markets and experiencing the onslaught of different colors, shapes, tastes and smells of the foods for sale! This is a beautiful presentation of one of the world's most beloved spices! Frohe Weihnachten!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for this lovely comment, Patrushka. Strolling through a European market at any time of the year is definitely a pleasure but even more so now!
  • Mats
  • sweden
  • 15 Dec 2011, 09:44
Very cool capture, well done!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mats.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 15 Dec 2011, 14:19
got me wondering too.. but yeah, the smell reminds me of the holidays.. smile that's quite a quantity of cinnamon sticks you got there.. very nice shot!
Ginnie Hart: It's a wonderful smell any time, Rian, bit especially now! Thanks.
ooohh grin niceeee
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for stopping by and commenting here, Olessia.
Beautiful, beautiful. Nutmeg in eggnog, cloves stuck in oranges, cinnamon sticks in cider - all the wonderful scents of the season. How I'd like a whole basket of those sticks - that's true abundance!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Linda. It was hard not to notice. smile
Atlanta?
I thought you're born in Chicago?! wink
Ginnie Hart: I was born in Virginia, grew up in Michigan, lived in California and Wisconsin...and then in Atlanta for 25 years before moving to the Netherlands. But one of my sisters lives in Chicago...does that count? grin
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 17 Dec 2011, 02:30
I bet the smell was gorgeous there...so well done on sniffing out such a lovely Christmas image...
Ginnie Hart: Nothing quite like cinnamon, George! Thank you kindly. smile
beautiful!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 23 Dec 2011, 21:54
I love the way they smell but I can't eat it due to allergies. A bit sad but I will survive without it...
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Sad, indeed, Frida, but at least you can smell it. Thanks.
beautiful shot, tones, detail ...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Klaudia.

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