I live in a dry dusty sunny wonderful place. I am amazed at the amount of days that the sun is present and if there are clouds,it makes the headlines. I like the climate and I am certainly spoiled by the lack of strife involved in weather conditions that have plagued our country this year.
Today it rained. I was so happy because, well for one thing we are having a drought but mostly the smell of humidity reminded me of home. Home meaning NJ. There is a unique smell in the west and southwest when it rains. It comes from Creosote. Although most of my rain associations are Northeast varieties I have come to love this weird and unusual smell. Smells like rain.The Creosote bush is an amazing plant. It can live for thousands of years. The leaves contain chemicals making it unpalatable to most animals. It can grow in the hottest, driest deserts where no other shrub can grow.
So yet another sign of this east coast girl adaptation. Regardless, I am happy for the change and hope there will be more to come.
As for the east coast, I sympathize.