Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Smell of Spring

On Saturday morning I stepped outside into the bright sun with the dogs and the air smelled different. Like spring.  I know, there's just barely grass and nothing is blooming, but it made me think about the smells of the seasons. I think that fall has a very distinct sharp almost bitter smell that comes as the leaves start to fall.  There is a smell in summer when it's hot outside. Then in winter there's that smell when snow falls and the air is cold and crisp.  And I really became aware of how different the city smells compared to the country when there was the distinct and almost overpowering and eye-watering smell of "natural-fertilizer" being spread on a field not far from us.

This morning the wind blew from that direction and Sheba kept rolling in the grass.  I couldn't help but wonder if it had something to do with the field?
Todd spent most of today outside.  Often he would stop what he was doing...
and take in and savor each breeze coming his way.    
Our weekend is ending with the weathermen getting the forecast right, snow is just starting to fall.  How much we will get still remains a mystery, much like how long that fresh smell from the field will last--Hopefully that and the snow will be short lived!


  1. loved this post. i remember the manure-spreading days of spring from the dairy farmers in wisconsin. used to run off the fields and get into our well water! we'd have to truck water from town for a while. eek!

  2. May the snow be short-lived & more spring breezes right around the corner, my friend... along with some WARM temperatures to go along with it! :) For us all!

    Bless you~ Andrea

  3. OMG, I can't beleive how nice it looked this morning and now snow. I so wish we could have some cold weather. Although today was not so bad. I actually wore a long sleeve thin shirt and was not hot. Who am I kidding. We had 80 degree weather.
    Glad to know that you are doing well along with Carl and the dogs. Stay warm. Ana

  4. Your winter has to be over....or almost over....very very soon. It's Spring here and my allergies are starting to show themselves. But so far I persevere and spend as much time outside as possible.

  5. I have not yet smelled that spring smell - around here, it is the smell of fresh warm mud! But I love it. Thanks for reminding me that it's coming!!!!

  6. Hi Kim
    Oh-- you live in mystery land where the seasons keeps changing and smells keep changing!
    The other day we smelled the earth,, and before that we smelled frogs!

  7. Your last photo is wonderful, and down here, I could smell fertiliser the other day, as rain was in the clouds. Strong winds, leaves blown of so many trees, autumn is well and truly here. Enjoy your spring fragrance. Cheers, Jean.

  8. Spring is 4 days away and you're getting snow - boo. You are so right with each season comes some of the best smells.

    Aroo to you,

  9. I hope you don't get too much snow. We're waiting for spring to show up too.


  10. Here it smell of freshly mowed grass. The lawns have already had two cuts, and will have their third today.

  11. SHE remembers the 'honey wagons' in Germany in spring......Hope your fields don't smell like that! Can't believe more snow.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  12. On this snowy morning I am reading your post and I am hoping to smell the fresh scent of spring soon.. Love your cute puppydogs..Have a happy week!

  13. Snow ? Again ? I won't say anything about climate change.

  14. Morning Kim, ahhh, the fresh smell of Spring, wish I could smell it, snow here again last night......Loved the pictures, sweet, Blessings Francine.

  15. OMG.
    these pictures. and words.
    your post did it once again.
    made my day.

  16. I agree with you and I love the smells of each season. You can just close your eyes and envision it.

  17. I adore the smell of the ripe cranberries in the fall.
    Feel free to send that snow our way, a few more inches here or there is no big deal and you know Ryker loves it!

  18. Maybe Sheba was rubbing off some of her winter coat?

    We are mowing. We've mowed three times over the last week when the wind and rain will let us.

    And we have branches that still need to come down.

    Have a great week!

  19. Hi Kim. I smelled spring for one day... but we are back to winter here today. I love all your pictures... especially the last one! So-so cute!!

  20. Such sweet photos. This happened to us last week too - a beautiful day followed by snow and ice.

  21. Oh Kim, just going back through your blog on my computer and just now caught the last photo!!! I think I just melted! That is THE. MOST. ADORABLE. PICTURE. EVER!!!!! makes me what to cry and laugh all at the same time! What a face! I'd love to just snuggle it!


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