The Scents of a Neighborhood
Thursday, October 14, 2010 at 08:29PM
Karen Rugg in Connect, Inspire

Went for a walk this evening and encountered, in the moisture-laden air, a parade of nighttime scents. They marched with me around the streets of northern Alexandria.

Down Martha Custis -- a dryer sheet (coming from a vent) -- patchouli maybe.

Along Valley Drive -- garlic bread, for sure.

Up Gunston Road -- tomato sauce and pasta, pretty sure.

At the top of Gunston -- lavender from a garden.

Along Cameron Mills near the fire station (no kidding) -- wood smoke.

Up lower Valley Drive -- damp grass and a clean northwestern wind.

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