in the mornings,
the lake has this really beautiful clean smell.
pure and fresh.
like the way the air smells right after it snows,
and everything is quiet.
except it's hot out,
and there's shimmering blue water instead of snow.
the water is so calm and flat,
and when you're out on a paddle board,
the only thing you can hear is the water lapping up against the side of your board.
also, sometimes you can smell people cooking bacon in their homes.
babies on paddle boards.
nothing more snuggly than that.
if only i had some bacon.