S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer?
Being in Texas, there are quite a few things to smell any time of year. I’m sure this is the case everywhere, but I’m going to claim Texas as the king of smells for this post. Don’t worry…It won’t take that long. I’ve been smelling a few good things and wishing I could smell a few more good things.
This summer…the clouds have decided to dump themselves on us quite a bit. So, I’m associating the pleasant smell of rain with summer. At least this year. With rain…and heat comes…that sticky thick wet air…humidity or I’m going to dub it “wind sweat”. It kind of has a damp smell to it. It’s the main reason I try to stay indoors during this season…also…there’s no real large body of water in my immediate area.
I haven’t taken a walk in a while, but I have roamed to the corner store a time or twenty since the summer started. A good indicator of summer is the smell of barbecue. Do I really have to say anything about the barbecue? No? Well, I hope you’re hungry. Smoked meat….charcoal….smokey scents floating through the air…chicken…hamburgers…sausage….shish kababs? (I’m game for this) Corn on the cob roasting on a grill with butter and garlic….Are you hungry yet? Grilled zucchini…baked beans…potato salad…I’ll stop there.
Also…Fresh cut grass is a frequent scent here and probably everywhere else…We’re not the only place with grass….Are we?…..If the rain would give me a chance I could smell that this morning.
These are all scents that I associate with summer. I will end this here in the style of a sixth grader ending a report on something he may or may not be interested in. (I am interested in the sights sounds and smells of summer, but not proper form or puncuation.)