On the Smells of Springtime

Springtime is a time of smells.

This week, the landscapers have been hard at work around the office. Step out of the building, and the odor of mulch wafts over you. It’s overpowering.

Everyone seems to hate it.

Except me.

I’m actually quite taken with the smell of mulch.

I can’t tell you why.

Maybe it’s that mulch is followed by spring showers and the blooming of flowers and the budding of trees.

Maybe it’s that mulch is followed by baseball and kite flying and longer days.

Maybe it’s that the trees stop looking drab.

Maybe it’s that the world turns green again.


I quite like it.

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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