|Daphne with its morning drink|
It's been over two months, now. This morning before dawn, before being even slightly awake, I could smell it through the open bedroom window. Moisture on parched earth--the finest of perfumes!
On a fragrance wheel, perhaps it was between "fresh" and "woody." An artist of the trade would talk of head notes, heart notes and base notes.
|Fresh rain: fragrance that can't be bottled|
No rain for more than two months makes rainy Portland a very dry place. The Things I get to do today are all now soothed with the balm of this heavenly substance. The fully-ablaze zinnias are shining wet. Leaves that have felt only hose water for a very long time are refreshed and serene with real water. They and I say the fragrance is a blend of "heart" and "heaven."