Seasonal Scents – prompt by the Daily Post

Seasonal Scents

S’mores, salty ocean breezes, moldy ski boots, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with the current season?


It is a beautiful summer day. The sun is shining and their is a light breeze blowing in from the ocean. I love the smell of salty ocean water and adding to that is the smell of sun tan lotion. For me that scent can take me back to the ocean to pleasant times on the boardwalk and on the sand so we can go swimming with our kids when they were little. 

A trip to the beach also included, a little baby, a toddler and as time went on they grew up, but their brother came along. Plus there was the beach paraphernalia we had to carry with us. A playpen most of the time and back when we had our kids they were large and wooden and heavy, a cooler, blankets to sit on and of course we had to have toys.

The fun part was always slathering the babies in suntan lotion. Boy they hated that, but unless they were staying in the covered playpen, slathered they got. 

Sun tan lotion will still bring back those memories even though those kids are grown up, approaching 40 and have kids of their own. Only my son is under age 30.

I miss those days.


About Tessa

My name is Tessa Dean and I am an author and blogger. My writing styles vary and I love writing using prompts. I am also writing my first book, a Memoir entitled "Government Property - A Memoir of a Military Wife".  This is being published on the blog rather than the traditional way. I am putting up chapters as I go along. I keep my blog filled with useful content, stories, and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. I have also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. I also wrote a series of articles on Bipolar Disorder for IBPF (International Bipolar Foundation). I am in my 60’s and disabled which allows me plenty of time to write to my heart’s content. I live in southern New Jersey and have 3 children and 5 grandchildren. My oldest grandchild is a Sargent in the United States Marine Corps.
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