The scents are grand and abundant this time of year in Bedford. The smell of the warm afternoon rain cooling down a hot day. The twangy scent of hay that has just been laid down and is awaiting baling. The sweet scent of honeysuckle that wasps to you as you pass. The lemony scent of that weed that has always made me sneeze. The fresh soil and mulch that has been placed around the homes of the gardeners in the area. The unexpectedly sour smell of that beautiful red flower that I have always wanted to know the name of, yet my google searches remain consistently unfruitful. That summer scent of fresh night that comes after a long hot day. All these natural scents and many more remind me of summers past, the current, and what I know summers to come will be like.
No matter what, I can always come back and visit this little gravel road and smell the dusty coated scents all around me. (or maybe the asphalt road by that time….)
“If the whole body were an eye, where would be the sense of hearing? If the whole body were an ear, where would be the sense of smell?” 1 Corinthians 12:17
Tonight and today have been a reminder to me how awesome God is. Something as simple as smell and all the scents all around us has been constructed and placed on this Earth by God. He is awesome and in everything there is a plan. Whether it be the sweet smell of honeysuckle or the earthy scent of manure, God is there. And even when the scents fade, the seasons shift, or circumstances change God is there.
As for today:
Early night runs remain some of my favorite and they always bring excitement with them, whether it be a high speed deer chase of the dog, a full moon, a snake, or having to avoid the poison ivy in nearly the dark.