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Yesterday, it rained nonstop for over twenty-four hours. Considering California is in a bad drought, that was lovely to experience.

Petrichor

Jan. 8th, 2014 10:09 am
outlineofash: A man in a courtyard looks down at a rose. (Sundry - White Rose)
petrichor
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛtrʌɪkɔː/
noun
[mass noun]

a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather


Via the Oxford Dictionaries.

California has been pretty starved for rain—last time I looked it up, we were six inches below normal—but this morning I finally woke up to fog. It's gone now, but I can still smell the petrichor.

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