Nope, I bet your wife does smell the rain coming. If one possesses that extreme sensitivity, it is amazing what the nose knows.
Oooooh, night scented jasmine...now that would be a treat. I have a jasmine that bears white flowers in the daytime and it is very pretty. My favourite is the highly scented honeysuckle that grows on a trellis outside my bedroom patio, that scent pervades the air for most of the summer and it takes your breath away.
Now this is funny. My husband does not have the strongest sense of smell either. BUT, when the heliotrope is blooming, he says that it is a very strong fragrance (and lovely too), but to me the scent is not very strong. That is really odd to say the least. Ah, the summer fragrance. Can't wait for the evening scented stock to bloom. Now that is one that is more fragrant than anything that I could possibly imagine. Blooms dusk until dawn, all through the night. The night flying insects love it too. I can sometimes hear them when I am nearby the stocks. Night flying insects love the fragrant, trailing, blue petunias, I know I hear them. I have extraordinary hearing as well.
It will be a couple of more weeks and I will have to mow the lawn for the first time this year. Uh, huh. I mow the lawn. I am rather anal retentive about how my lawn is mowed. I have many corners, shrubs, sidewalks, gardens, and no one can mow it as well as I can. It takes about 2 hours from start to finish, but then I look at that as 2 hours of good solid walking and guiding the lawnmower. It is great. In the depths of the mowing season, I have to mow the lawn about every 4 days. I like to keep it short and looked well groomed. So, mow I do, with zest and pleasure. By the time that the grass slows down its lush growth in mid summer, I am actually kind of relieved to only mow it about every 8 days, it can get rather warm walking and pushing this machine. Thank goodness it is self-propelled and has a very large grass catcher on the back. Makes for some very nice compost. Awesome, best of days. Cindi