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The Aroma of Summer

Posted on: June 2, 2013

Our first week of summer has seen daily trips to the pool that leave the smell of sunscreen and chlorine lingering in the air.

I love summer.

But, I haven’t always. Texas summers are hot, leaving you sticky and oppressed by the heat. Yet, lately I’ve grown to love it. This aroma that is summer.

The aroma of days filled with sunshine long after kids are in bed, giving you time to enjoy good company and a drink.

FletcherSummerPatioThe aroma of relaxed Friday nights at the park.

MamaJuliaCowboyHatThe aroma of cool-air libraries offering reprieve from the heat and enticing you with long-waited-for reads.

LarssonBookThe aroma of summer to me is undeniable. It smells of pool water, frozen treats, laughter among friends and late nights that lead to lazy mornings. The aroma is intoxicating and fills you with a happiness that lasts as long after the sun sets.

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5 Responses to "The Aroma of Summer"

Haha, Sarah, I love LOVE this post. When we lived in the North (west and east), I always missed the aroma of Texas Summer. When I was young, I used to say that summer was my favorite season. Now, looking back, I think I must have been high on a mix of chlorine and sunscreen. You’ve captured that essence perfectly. Glad to know that I wasn’t the only person in the world who had a little heartflip inside when I discovered that Yankee Candle made a sunscreen – scented candle (Sun and Sand)!

I love love love the aroma of Summer!

Your summer smells sound like home to me. Add the smell of lake water in there and you’ve got ours. I spent my early summers in the hill country (out around Kerrville) floating and diving in the rivers and streams. But, my older summers always by my pool with friends though not enough sunscreen. I’m so glad you’re embracing and enjoying this summer!

you liking this book? i loved it.

[…] leaves, no crisp fall air. There is simply summer and not summer. I’ve admitted before that I haven’t always enjoyed summer (though I have a newfound love for it). Summer to me has usually just been the months you endure before […]

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