Not only is my garden happy for the rain this weekend, but the damp earth and newly blooming honeysuckle made for the best start to my day ever. What is it about the smell of a downpour before, during, and after that makes us all just want to breathe it all in?
There are few smells as lovely as the scent of that moment just before it rains. Though my cat’s tummy and tomato leaves are way high on my list. While petrichor may not sound lovely, this lush and earthy olfactory pleasure makes life worth living, and evidently is as pleasing to animals as it is to humans.
Read this interesting article about the science behind this shared experience…