Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Sweet Smell of Summer

It is only fitting that the first day of summer finally brings our highest temperatures of the year so far.  Along with the high temps comes the smell that I remember from the first day I walked onto this property almost six years ago.  It is a minty, woodsy smell in the morning coming from the weeds and native grasses in the surrounding hills.  You also get a bit of the wet asphalt smell from the water hitting the cart paths and road.  Am I reminding you of your favorite wine or cigar with these descriptions?  Hold that thought because in the afternoon you start to smell the cows or chicken farms to the east of us.  I was flush from the memories these smells brought and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do the next time you are here.