How about 10 of my favorite smells of summer?
I promise this will be my last post about my undying love for summer for awhile. I apologize for the repetition. I'm just so happy about it because we were still getting snow a mere 5-6 weeks ago.
I love the smell of chlorinated water. I grew up spending most of every single summer day at the pool. We were members of the Elks club and I spent a lot of time there as well as in friends' pools. One friend's pool even had a razorback painted on the bottom of it. Summer and water are inseparable in my book.
Is there anything like the smell of charcoal wafting through the neighborhood at dinner time? Mmmmmmm.
There is something incredibly nostalgic for me about the smell of fireworks. I just love it!
4. Insect repellant
Off! and Avon's Skin So Soft both make me think of summer nights spent outside in Arkansas. I don't have to use insect repellant much here in Colorado (one of the bajillion reasons I love living here!!!) but every once in a while I catch a whiff...and I like that smell and what it reminds me of.
5. The lake
The lake definitely has a different smell than a swimming pool but I love it just as much. It reminds me of tubing and water-skiing and boating and jet-skiing and honestly, there is NOTHING that brings me quite as much summertime joy. Sad thing: recreational lakes are few and far between in Colorado.
6. Suntan lotion
Specifically Coppertone because it reminds me of my childhood summers, but I also love Hawaiin Tropic. And Banana Boat. Does anyone still call it suntan lotion/oil? Do they even sell that anymore or is it all just "sunscreen" now?
We were sitting outside at Il Vicino last weekend and it started raining. It didn't rain hard, and it didn't last long but it smelled sooooooooo good. I think summer rain smells divine.
We have a honeysuckle vine in our backyard. Like most of our flowers and plants, it is just starting to green up and I cannot wait to see and smell those yellow/white blossoms. The day that John and I were leaving Big Sur, we stopped by the town's outdoor library sale. My leg was hurting pretty bad that day so I hung out for a long time by the section of books located by the honeysuckle vines and I drank deeply of their sweet, sweet smells while John perused to his heart's content.
Nothing like the smell of grass is there?
Whether you love it or hate it, can we agree that it just screams summer?
Alright, if you want to join the 10 on the 10th this month, just make a list of 10 things--anything you choose--and link up below!
Peace out, peeps.