Lake Arrowhead – Summer

The carpet of sunwarmed pine needles smells like dry earth and dust and also the beginnings of a possible fire – not a bit of the fabled christmas tree fragrance to be found. A fleeting feeling of cognitive dissonance, because it’s frankly too warm to really be “in the mountains.” There’s a slightly rotting or maybe just fecund smell from the mud by the lake, but there isn’t time for me to go see which one it is.


About Samantha

2006 - Portland, OR Samantha Soma is an erstwhile aromatherapist, collects vintage and modern perfumes, and is in love with the sense of smell. She lives in the Northwest, which means that books, coffee, wine, beer, and humidity play large roles in her personal experience.
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2 Responses to Lake Arrowhead – Summer

  1. amiga says:

    You are a fabulous writer. Thanks for the memories.

  2. Samantha says:

    You are welcome. Thanks for reading!

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