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Smell of Spring
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Ray M41    Posted 03-09-2001 at 07:48:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Citrus trees are in full bloom down here. We live across the road from an orchard and get a good whiff of the orange blossum perfume every day. The perfume is probably the sweetest I've sniffed. Honey bees are everywhere. The aroma of freshly turned soil just after the planter has passed is another smell to enjoy. Later in the season when the rains soak the parched earth there is a sweet 'dusty watermelon' smell in the air. Even the rains from a freshly passed cold front has a clean fresh smell.


IaGuy    Posted 03-11-2001 at 09:40:15       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A warm March day with the sound of trickling melt water under the ice, just inviting an overshoe stomp...oh yeah!


IHank    Posted 03-10-2001 at 09:22:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ray & All- Enjoy it! I kinda dread it anymore, cuz here in Iowa spring is when they pump out the hog confinement lagoons, into big "honey wagons", then knife it into the ground where corn is gonna be planted soon.

Man, that lagoon stuff will choke a skunk off a gut wagon!

Once it's literally blown over spring is beautiful. Wishing all a wonderful year to come, IHank


NilsDK    Posted 03-10-2001 at 14:10:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hi-Hank and all!
If you take a look 1 1/2 years ahead we will hawe 2 times spring and summer, and 1 autumn and winter.

Not bad isn't it. :-)
I wish all of you a nice weekend.
NilsDK.


magpie    Posted 03-09-2001 at 19:23:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ray I aint never smelt orange blossoms but I can just imagine its heaven. I look forward to the smell of plowed ground, the smell of new cut hay, and my favorite is the smell of sage in the air. and also the sound of the meadowlark.


mugsy3    Posted 03-09-2001 at 15:57:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are still 2 feet under snow. The sun has been bright and temps above freezing. The snow is melting and the air if full of the aroma of DOG POOP thawing in the sun! LOL!


Ray M41    Posted 03-10-2001 at 11:43:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
LOL!!! Ya, that's pretty funny. Our spring starts early down here in south Texas. By June and July most of the crops except for cotton is harvested. The locals who can will head for the mountains and the north country to get away from the heat and humidity. The rest of us who need to work will stay and put up with it.


Larry    Posted 03-10-2001 at 08:27:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sounds like our place.It's still winter here too.We won't see any flowers for another two months.


Dave M    Posted 03-09-2001 at 17:22:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
I resemble that remark. I estimate that I have enough frozen dog poop to cover 2 acres to a depth of one inch. We are due for a thaw tomorrow, too.


Dreamweaver    Posted 03-09-2001 at 18:05:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Around here there is the smell of fresh plowed fields, liquid fertilizers, and the putrid aroma of gas being piped into tobacco plant beds. Awwwwwwhhhhh - the bittersweet smell of MONEY IN THE MAKING.........as well as a few trillon coffin nails.


Ray M41    Posted 03-10-2001 at 11:34:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Don't mind the correction at all. Never really paid much attention to either way. I guess 'orchard' is generic as in "They played in the orchard all day." 'Grove' is associated with a specific fruit as in "orange grove" or that "grove of greatfruit." I've used both words.


LuLu    Posted 03-09-2001 at 13:05:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
You're making me homesick, Ray. I grew up in South Central FL, but we called 'em groves, not orchards. They do smell good. Assuming the grove is not situated next to a pasture, which is often the case where I'm from. Wish I was there and not at this desk.
P.S. Don't let the natives hear you say "orchards" unless you want to answer their next question, which will be "Where you from?"


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 03-09-2001 at 10:38:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Pear blossoms are done with up here in Soganofla. Peaches are in full bloom now. Was down around Pensacola last w/e and saw azaleas blooming. Wisteria..:-(>>>...started blooming this week, too.
Big news is, my pecan trees have started to bud. I've always heard that was a reliable sign that the cold weather is OVER.
yehaw


Dreamweaver    Posted 03-09-2001 at 18:07:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, this ain't a spring smell, but it is my favorite - steam rising off fresh rolls of hay in the field as cows and horses feast at sunup! Nothing better than that this side of Heaven......


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