9.24.2011

Susan has continued to comb fleas out of Lucy. It's just a few every other day, and the dog rarely scratches, but there's still more than 10 days to go before her next Frontline treatment.

Susan bathed Lucy in the marvelously fragrant all natural shampoo previously approved by cousin Lisa and now her hands smell like clove oil. When she's not huffing them inside a paper bag she's sticking them under the daughter's nose saying smell my hands.

Thanks to the change of seasons & a bit of muggy rain, the past week has been a bonanza of smells that Susan loves, other than stagnant water under her sink.  All Susan's fave smells have to do with trees; pine trees, decaying trees, smoke from firewood and dirt.
Susan likes dirt.

Every day on her way to work Susan drives through a section of the pine barrens & past two pine prserves. Regardless of the weather she rolls her windows down and gives a nod to God for that perfect solitary pleasure. 

Susan has memories going back to grade school attached to the fragrance of trees; class trips, summer vacations in a cousin's cabin (Hello cousin Kathleen), camping in her twenties and long Labor Day weekends in Seattle (Hello April and Lisa). There's nothing better than walking outside on a freezing winter night and smelling the smoke from a neighborhood of fireplaces.

Unrelated to either fleas or trees, if you want a treat go watch Susan's current favorite movie.

5 comments:

The Zadge said...

Marky Mark is hot, even if he is only 5' 4". And that clip sort of scares me, because I'm pretty sure I had that hairdo at some point in the 80's. And that mouth.

linlah said...

I too like dirt, especially freshly plowed dirt and dirt after a rain

Dawn in D.C. said...

The trees in Austin smell like dirt, not trees. Dry, dusty, dirt. Then in January the cedar trees bloom and nobody can smell anything becauses their noses are stuffed up. Cedar fever. I don't think I'll miss that.

I've noticed while walking the dogs through the woods at the dog park, a nice earthy smell. I didn't know it was "autumn" that made that smell. I like it.

Meg at the Members Lounge said...

We used to buy those souvenir bags of those pine needles when we went to New Hampshire so we could have the pine cone smell in our living room.

The leaves are starting to fall and get crunchy and earthy now. Love it.

PS. Isn't The Fighter awesome? You should watch The Town with my man Ben Affleck.

Kathleen said...

i WAS THINKING OF THE SAME PLACE! I JUST ROLL DOWN MY WINDOWS WHEN I EVEN GET NEAR THERE! LOVE IT!