Petrichor: The smell after it rains.
After it rains
the scent of sweet lavender lingers in the air
droplets of water, morning dew, glisten on tall, oblong leaves.
Wild flowers, purple, pink, yellow, blue sway together like fans in a concert
dancing in the wind
stretching to feel the warmth of the velvet sun.
Fresh, green mint plants,
tickle our noses,
we inhale the menthol, clear our senses, to feel alive.
Mix mint with lime and muddled basil and sweet cane sugar, seltzer
to celebrate the glorious day with mojitos.
We sit on the freshly painted, white outside deck, of our house
waiting for the sun to set
With our best friends, our beloved dogs.