Around here, it seems to emanate from the concrete of the patio, sidewalk, and driveway, though the smell coming from the driveway is murkier, grittier, oilier. In the side yard, it’s musty and heavy from the soil and dead leaves. But overall, it does smell fresh and good. It’s called petrichor. Because the ground and most surfaces are saturated, we will not experience petrichor for some time.
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