It hails as you head to class at noon. Everywhere you go, the people pantomime shivery, frosty, cold. So cold.


Last night, the cover to your spa defied gravity and the fence. It thudded in the neighbor’s yard until morning’s calm.

Though it is winter, leaves remained until last night’s winds. Now, everything is clean.

You look for the word to describe the storm.

A distinctive scent, usually described as earthy, pleasant, or sweet, produced by rainfall on very dry ground: petrichor.

You realize, as you are chatting with the neighbor, your mission is to find a way to describe this rhapsody following the morning rain.


There is an Aroma Vocabulary:


“The rain continued. It was a hard rain, a perpetual rain, a sweating and steaming rain; it was a mizzle, a downpour, a fountain, a whipping at the eyes, an undertow at the ankles; it was a rain to drown all rains and the memory of rains.”–Ray Bradbury


What does the weather smell like?



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