Monday, February 21

Mid winter ... wet earth smell in the bath

Ahhh .... the incredible earthy smell of wet soil ... watering my houseplants in our bath transports me to warmer seasons; to greenhouses, glass observatories where the fragrance of just-wet earth and green leaves breathing make it hard to draw a deep breath.

Outside a new dusting of snow covers the brown and gray of winter, yet here I am delighted on a February day: humidity, greenery, life, shadows and patterns of light. I can tell the plants are happy for the shower.