Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The Smell of an Eastern Summer

It's rained for the last two days in Western Oregon--very unusual for this time of year. I walked outside tonight and the smell of an eastern summer in Pennsylvania or Ohio overcame me. I spent a few summers working on my Aunt Ellen's and Uncle Mike's dairy farm and the smell tonite took me back to summer evenings walking through hay fields hunting for groundhogs, although Mike was never too serious about hunting anything--he was relaxing after a day of pre-industrial farming.

1 comment:

Ronna said...

Hunting for groundhogs? No wonder you liked the tales of Beaver Bob so much!