The Nose Knows Every person that loves the outdoors has experienced them. The smells of the seasons. The smell of that pile of leaves you played in as a child hearkens to the simple days. That same smell as a hunter reminds you of your first adventure as a bow hunter. The smell of the earth melting in the spring is special. It is indescribable. I believe it is special because the winter was so long and you want the greens to reappear. I am not sure which smells better. The smell of freshly plowed fields or the plum trees blooming? Lilacs in June The smell of a cleansing Spring rain. A stroll through an apple orchard on a foggy morning in early may. The smells of a wetland are just too many to describe. I will leave you without a photo of this. I want you to close your eyes and imagine the smell. The first campfire of the year.