What does summer smell like?
Certain smells are obvious: The sweetness of Coppertone suntan lotion is at once exotic yet altogether familiar and of cut grass just mowed and the smell of chlorine when first diving into the pool, and a charcoal barbecue that always makes me hungry.
It used to be that one of my favorite summer smells was the smell of freshly laundered sheets dried by the sunshine. My sheets still smell good thanks to a lavender scented fabric softener I use, but they are dried by my clothes dryer not by the sun outdoors on a clothesline. Who would ever think one could possibly miss hanging out clothes on the line, but I do.
Then comes the wonderful smells of our state and county fairs. Lots of good food there that is not necessarily good for you but delicious to eat. Things like sausage sandwiches, waffles, and deep fried Oreo cookies.
And, I love the smells of the beach with waves lapping on the shore. Ahhh... nothing smells more invigorating then the sweet scent of the beach! To me there is nothing better than a trip to the beach. It’s my favorite place to be.
And of course I’d be lacking if I didn’t mention the smell of the fragrant brew of my good cup of coffee every morning too. There is nothing quite like it to start off my day. Summer or winter it is always just right!
Smell is a potent wizard that transports us across thousands of miles and all the years we have lived.