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Smells of Summer June 20, 2010

Filed under: Life in General — Erin Joy @ 12:22 am
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Somehow my sense of smell just seems to be enhanced in the summer. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I’m not trapped in the same repetitive combination of smells from my house, to my car, to my job. Whatever it is, I like the smells from late spring and summer much better than other times of the year.

People smell differently, too. It’s hard to explain. No, I don’t go around sniffing people, but sometimes you can just catch a whiff of a person as they walk by. For some people, you can smell that they’ve spent significantly more time working with the dirt while planting their gardens. There’s a distinct smell to freshly turned dirt. For others, they just change their cologne or perfume to something more fruit-based for the summer.

So, in honor of my love for lists, here’s quite a bit of what I’ve been smelling lately, both good and bad:

  • Burning marshmallows
  • Freshly mowed grass
  • Baking bread
  • Falling rain
  • Churned earth
  • Flattened skunks
  • Smoking bonfires
  • Sweaty skin
  • Blossoming flowers
  • New perfumes/colognes

Of all of those things, freshly mowed grass may be my favorite, even if I hate mowing. 🙂

What are your favorite smells from summer?


6 Responses to “Smells of Summer”

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  2. Diane Hollister Says:

    I’m with you Erin …. freshly mowed grass … we will continue to let the guys mow the grass!

  3. ClantoR Says:

    I enjoy the smells of pond water and lake water.

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