The smell of rain changes year round. For me the distinctive smell of rain in the fall signals the official change in seasons. On the flip side, it is the smell of cool rain on hot pavement in the summer that reminds me that there is still plenty of warm weather and beach bumming left to be had.
There is also something to be said for experiencing thundershowers in the summer. Sitting in the dark listening as the rain pounds the ground and watching as the world around you becomes clear for a split second and then for those few seconds after.
in the heat of summer, bask in cool rain.