Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Mowing the lawn.

I have ALWAYS hated mowing the lawn. It is boring. You get sweaty and sticky. But there is something nice that comes from it.

I LOVE the smell of fresh cut grass. Especially if it rains while the smell is fresh. Today I cut the front yard and as I sit here typing this I can smell the cut grass on the cool night air. It is supposed to start raining tonight too.

It is strange the smells, nice ones, that can entice our senses or bring back memories. Fresh cut grass, salt in the air from salt water, fresh out of the over home made bread. The smells can make us feel good or harken us back to our childhood days.

I am going to savour the smells as I drift off to sleep.


  1. I feel the same way! I hated mowing the yard, although I loved taking a cool shower afterward and then going outside and smelling the fresh cut grass on a warm summer evening.

  2. I hear ya. There's nothing like the smell of fresh cut grass and bbqs and the sound of seagulls to bring on the feel of nostalgia for me.

    One of these days, I'll visit home when it isn't the middle of winter and indulge my senses a bit.

  3. I love cutting the grass. Whenever I go home, I offer to do it for my friends and they think I've lost my mind.

    (By the way, posting a comment here has been a royal pain in my ass -- it says I don't own my wordpress identity, after I logged into wordpress.... Anyway, keep up the great blog!)