"the smell of earth after rain"
Wikipedia: Petrichor (/ˈpɛtrɪkɔːr/) is the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil. The word is constructed from Greek petra (πέτρα), "rock", or petros (πέτρος), "stone", and īchōr (ἰχώρ), the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology.
In the past I have been sad to see summer go, but this year I anticipate wrapping in a cozy quilt with a good book and warm pot of tea to savor the Autumn weather with raindrops on roses and the fragrance of the earth as it soaks it all up.
This is a new word for me and one I hope to incorporate into my vocabulary as we approach the days of rain. But first I think there will be a bit more summer to walk through on ground that is parched from the lack of water. May we savor the days, embrace them whatever the circumstances are around us. For it is up to us to walk with delight with our eyes wide open.
Are you anticipating the rain and cooler weather?
Happy new week, dear friends!