I enjoy the longer days but the mornings are hard on me. My body CRAVES the sun to get going. I usually brave the cold to sit on my back porch to read, pray, and meditate for the day. So far I’ve dragged my way through the last two days, hopeful that the longer days offer a bit more evening energy.
One of the positives about Daylight Savings Times is that I can walk in the evening and see neighbors who were holed up against winter.
I look forward to the following smells:
1. The creek. I admit I’m not the most outdoorsy type. Walking near the creek is one that I make an exception for. I love the smell of the sun beating against the mossy grass.
2. Charcoal. Warmer weather means hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.
3. Sunscreen. This reminds me of the beach and the kids headed off to their various summer activities.
4. Peppermint. Despite the fact that it grows like a weed, the peppermint in my garden wafts up to my bedroom window with a promise of a new day.
5. Roses. My rose bush is quite impressive if I do say so myself. Again this mingles with the smell of the peppermint.
6. Coffee. Not that I wait for spring for this, but coffee is hands down one of my top smells.
7. Library Books. With the school year winding down, extra curricular activities also wind down. I usually sit on the front patio devouring a find from the local library.
8. Summer Rain. The smell of a quick afternoon shower, right before the sun beats down and dries it up, makes me anticipates a cool evening full of fireflies and the sounds of kids playing as the streetlights twinkle on.
9. Peaches. Or apples. Or any fruit, really. Fruit is so much fresher and available in the spring and summer.
10. Funnel Cake. This smells just SMACKS you right in the face as you approach a carnival or an amusement park.
What smells excite you?