Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Have I ever told you how much I love the rain.....

Those of you in the northern hemisphere, or anyone north of us really, will probably think I'm mad - but I love rain.
I love the sound it makes on the roof and I will, more often than not, stop conversations to listen to it.
I love to watch it fall outside - I can sit and stare out the window for hours - except that it rarely rains for hours here.
Weather reports with rain forecast make me happy.
I guess this is what comes from living in the driest state of the driest continent on earth.
These pics were taken from our brief outing at Mt Lofty Botanical Gardens - I say brief as we didn't realise it was going to rain and we were not really prepared for it. We managed to stay out for about 30 minutes but then we got too wet. It was lovely walking in it though - so soft and gentle. The scenery was beautiful and the smell was intoxicating........
I really love rain
:)

l
x

23 comments:

emma said...

I love the rain too! We are having a bit of it here at the moment and it's making me feel very cosy and wintery.

MissyMack said...

I LOVE rain!!! I also could just sit and listen to it for hours and hours and hours. Just a shame that we don't get rain here for hours and hours and hours. :(

Annemariesquilt said...

To me it is the other way around and I guess it is because sun is kind of rare especially in the winter..
But I can understand you very well for I guess rain is the one which is rare at your place.. But when the weather is warm and it is raining I love to go out dancing, hmm do not tell anyone...

nicolette said...

Though living in the northern hemisphere I love rain too. I love the sound, the smell, even when it’s raining cats and dogs. It makes everything inside the house so cosy. I love the way rain makes nature look so fresh. However, I don’t like rain for days in a row and drizzle.

Gina said...

Beautiful photos..and I know exactly what you mean..I love it too..and we are the second driest state I'm pretty sure..it's certainly been great for the garden over the last couple of weeks..I'm thinking those in S Qld might be over it atm though :) Gx

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Me too, I never used to until I came to SA, but now I look forward to it, and I love hearing the rain falling on the roof as well. The gardens up at Mt Lofty are lovely aren't they?
Pip

Blossom said...

ahhhhhhhhhh yes...I love rain too!!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

oh I love the rain.......love the smell the sound and watching it too like you..........I also LOVE it when rain is forecast...not enough rainy days here either.....

Mary said...

I love the rain too - not when we get it non-stop for a week, but I do love it!

karenjane said...

beautiful pictures! some times its nice to get caught in the rain when your somewhere that makes you want to stay just a bit longer. last year the little girls i looked after always wore gumboots so when it wasnt too cold wed go walking with gumboots and unbrellas through drizzly rain. it was one of the many times i did something for the kids and got just as much out of it my self! so much fun

lovestitches said...

As long as I am not out in it I love the rain. I am so glad we've moved back to a house with a tin roof, I love the sound of it at night as I fall asleep.

Leanne said...

You certainly live in the wrong place. It seems to rain everywhere expect here.

Bird Bath said...

oh I'm listening to more of that lovely rain right now!
What stunning photos - it must have been a lovely adventure there. I really would like to go soon. While the leaves are changing.

Heleen said...

I love the smell of the trees and grass after it rained! But I do love the sunny weather too!

corry said...

I love rain just for an hour or so but usually we get much more! I love your pictures.

Sandra said...

These are very pretty pics have you thought of taking up photograhty you would be a natual!!

Sandra..

XUE said...

I love rain too. I love how clean & nice-smelling, everything is after the rain. I only don't like when the thunder & lightning come along with it.

monique said...

I also love the rain too.
Last monday we had a huge storm with lots of rain and also with thunder and lightning that went on and on without even stopping for a minute.
I love your photo's. I see that I have missed much since our computer broke down again so I'm off taking a look around your blog.
Have a lovely weekend.

willywagtail said...

I'm withyou 100%. Having come from a drought town, Albury Wodonga, with the Hume weir down to 2% earlier this year, I could not understand people's negative attitude to rain here on the NSW mid north coast. After 2 1/2 years I still love the rain, even if it brings mould and naughty dogs who hate to wet their little toessies. I now have the best roof ever, a flat, metal roof and I totally, totally love it. Cherrie

Sabrina said...

I too love rain, except when it's windy, cold and raining. then I don't care for it as much. But mild weather and rain is simply delightful.

PĂ©itseoga said...

well, living in ireland, i have to say i'm not too fond of the rain! i do however appreciate how green and fresh everything is because of it!

enjoy!

Leanne said...

Oh so glad you are getting some down there Levin!! It sure is a wonderful thing which you appreciate even more when you don't see it that often. And what a beautiful place to visit!

Jenny said...

Another rain lover here! Hasn't it been wonderful-love your Mt Lofty pictures-must have a visit there while it is looking so autumny-hope you are having a fun long weekend:)