What does Spring smell like to you? When I was growing up, we had a large lilac bush growing outside my bedroom window. In the Spring it would produce a profusion of large purple blossom heads. In the early morning I would glide my window open just to enjoy the scent on the breeze that would fill my room. There I would sit and watch little birds flitting among the branches until the rest of the family stirred and it was time for breakfast.
When I grew up, I traveled to all different parts of the US. Each town, city, and green space had it's own character. One place in central Wisconsin even smelled a bit like cows. It made me smile when my host commented on how much he loved the smell of Spring. No complaints. I like cows.
Each week as I take my morning walk, I notice what is blooming and what has faded. As the breeze shifts, a new fragrance wafts my way. The winds turn and I'm caught in a flurry of small petals. So what does Spring smell like to you? Wet grass after a cool rain? A special flower that only blooms for a short while? Enjoy these moments. Summer will be here soon.