Fresh Air on a Beautiful Day! Can I Get a Big THANK YOU!

walk on a fall day

Yesterday was a beautiful day! Almost perfect, only thing holding us back was how early the sun went down! Definite reason to be thankful and get a day in my 30 days of thanks series.

Fall has had a special place in my heart since I had the chance to spend so many of them in New York. Living in Westchester County several years, I had the chance to see parts of the New England fall that gets people to plan vacations to the area. The colors of leaves is amazing. And there is somehow a crispness to the air that moves from the humid days of summer to make you want to breathe deeply.

Having traveled as I do, I have to say I have been to places where you really don’t feel like breathing deeply. Cities in India and China stand out. For me, China was really quite hard a few days I was in Beijing. What’s weird is other days seemed pretty clear.

top down fall day

I’ve had the same phenomenon here in the US too though. Southern California has similar days where there alerts that smog is settling in.

Being in the middle of the country. there are lots of fresh air days. Some turn into top down days too! I do love driving with the top down! I can’t imagine living in a place where the air wasn’t so fresh and clean…. I mean, what a drag that would be.

Instead, I frequently get to drive through farming areas, when I do that with the top down, I get a feeling for the area. You can tell if someone has been plowing a field by the smell of the soil. You can also smell the unmistakable smell of cotton harvest this time of year and even though I haven’t had a chance to soak it up yet, as friends share pics of the fluffy crop, I smell that clean, fresh scent in my mind!

Another favorite fresh outdoor smell is a campfire or someone cooking out! I can almost make my mouth water just thinking about it!

What are some of your favorite fresh outdoor smells?


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About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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8 Responses to Fresh Air on a Beautiful Day! Can I Get a Big THANK YOU!

  1. Robyn November 11, 2013 at 7:10 am #

    Autumn is a beautiful and vibrant time of year. I would love to see New England in the fall.

    We get lots of fresh air days here on the Prairie. Dry windy days are about our only non fresh days. My only experience with smog was in Denver while attending the Stock Show.

    • Janice Person November 11, 2013 at 8:24 am #

      I think people forget what they have all the time may not be what everyone has! Having traveled so much, I have seen places where the air leaves a lot to be desired & quite frankly I want nothing to do with it! Love fresh air!

  2. deanie2013 November 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    Living in New England, we have cool days now and cold nights. Today was our first snowfall. It was just a little dusting, but it looked pretty. Summer is my favorite season, though.

    • Janice Person November 12, 2013 at 10:07 pm #

      Its gotten cold here now…. we had a light dusting of snow here over night and temps are now down to the teens at night so I am glad I lived it up when temps were in the 60s!

  3. Dark Creek Farm November 12, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

    I also love the smell of wood smoke… and, don’t laugh – dung! Not that all dung is created equal. Horse manure is a smell that transports me instantly back to some of the happiest days of my childhood. Heading down the hill from the house, as I get closer to the farm there are the unique scents of goat, hog, chicken, and turkey manure as I pass by the various pens – never overwhelming, I hasten to add (that would be a bad sign!) but just enough to let me know I am down on the farm!

    • Janice Person November 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm #

      I understand what you mean even if I don’t share the same sense of connection to dung. For me one of the smells that I have that connection to is freshly printed magazines, etc because it means success in getting to that pint. As a writer, it can take a while some times!


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