…That a Pluviophile is a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days?
Me neither. It’s been a dry winter so far over here and I honestly miss a having a rainy day, one of those where it simply doesn’t stop raining and is grey and dark-ish all day long. When you sit inside and hear the rain drops fall on the roof, see the splash in the little puddles outside. It’s calming. It makes you relax and do things differently.
But there are some more facts about rain, so bare with me…
There is so much beauty in a rainy day (which might or might not fade away the longer the rain period is…). It’s the build up of the storm, the clouds that seem so heavy with water, then the release of the rain.
The rain drops themselves, first only a couple then the down pour. The fresh clean air afterwards.
Watching it from inside, listening to the rain drops coming down on the roof, “playing music”…
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I bet that you all have one song in mind the moment you look at that title! Right? No matter how old we are, that one song is there, when we hear or read “singing in the rain”. I always loved that song and often, when I go for a walk and it’s raining I start humming it. I know bits of the lyrics but today I wanted to make sure I get it right, so I looked them up.
I’m singing in the rain
Just singing in the rain
What a glorious feelin’
I’m happy again
I’m laughing at clouds
So dark up above
The sun’s in my heart
And I’m ready for love
Let the stormy clouds chase
Everyone from the place
Come on with the rain
I’ve a smile on my face
I walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Singin’ in the rain
Definitely a so called happy song. The dark clouds above but you are singing and dancing in the rain and you keep smiling. That is so down my lane.
… That the smell of rain can help reduce stress and raise the mood up to 60%?
Well… I wonder if that was researched in an rare where it rains a lot of somewhere close to the desert…
Not the best picture ever but it was for sure wet that day. The water was almost knee high and streets and basements flooded. The hotel we stayed in then took in some people of the neighbor hood who had issues with their roofs due to the storm and water. They didn’t charge them, which I thought was a pretty nice gesture.
Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge – Wet
As a child I was told that where there is rain there is sun and the other way around. Growing up in Switzerland we had a lot of rain… in summer… and in a way you start to dislike it really. Now, living in Australia I really appreciate the rainy days. I love them. And I love to dance in the rain on occasions…
I am looking for peace in my life. If I could I would try to find peace for everyone everywhere on earth. But unfortunately I can not influence this. There is so much going on out there. And I am not just talking about all the wars and the fights. I am talking about the rush and the noise and the all the tiny little hectic bits we constantly deal with.
I should be reading on my Novel right now, trying to find as many mistakes as possible and correct them, getting rid of repetitive stuff and so on, before handing it over for proper editing. But I can just not be bothered at the moment.
It is one of these stinky hot days today. We managed to get a play date in this morning at a park and although it was already hot, it still was fun. At least for us moms, sitting in the shade. The kids looked pretty hot after a little bit of running around with their friends…
While on our way home my son, who was desperately trying to find some music of his liking on the radio suddenly said to me: “Mom, I think people are weird. They kind of always complain. In winter they complain that it is too cold and say they wish it was summer and now they complain about the weather being to hot.”