The Smells of Summer

I got out of the car this morning and was struck by a very distinct smell, the nostalgic smell of summer.

Flashing back to the days of visiting my grandma and grandpa’s house in California when it was a little cool in the morning, the air was fresh, and life was blossoming along with the flowers.

Summer mornings have always been my favorite. The heat of the previous day is gone and the hope and promise of the day ahead is covered in a thin layer of morning dew.

Now that I am an adult, no longer a child, I look forward to the upcoming summer sitting on my back patio drinking a cup of coffee, reflecting on the day before me and taking in the warmth of life’s nostalgia.

What smells of summer bring a sense of nostalgia for you?