Most people love a nice warm sunny day. Then there are those that can’t wait for a great snow day to stay home and build a snowman. Of course, there may be the the odd person that likes a windy Fall day when all the leaves flutter around.
Me? I really appreciate a good rain. The sound of pitter-pat on the roof and water dripping off the eaves is music to my ears. Like the sound of a rushing river or a waterfall, it is very soothing and calming to me.
I even love the look of a rainy day. Kind of misty and smudgy – watery, even. It looks like a painting to me. Dare I say, a “watercolor?” The colors all blend and there are no hard edges.
The air is cooler and damp, of course. What fun to even go out in the rain and get soaked. It feels sort of like swimming with your clothes on but freer. There’s something absolutely daring about dancing in the rain.
For those who like to stay dry, rainy days are perfect for huddling indoors. Maybe enjoying a fire, a blanket and a nap. With or without a pet on your lap. Your choice.
For the more industrious, there’s always reading a good book (mysteries are perfect!), baking (brownies, of course!), or sewing. Do not clean the house on a rainy day. You will be miserable.
My preference is always sewing – especially hand-work. You just can’t beat sitting in the big chair and binding a quilt while hearing the soft sound of rain on the patio. I could do that all day. And I have.
Now a big loud rainstorm is something else. That requires a storm buddy, candles (because the electricity will probably go out), popcorn and a board game. No electronics allowed here. And no fear either – just fun.
All rainy days are fun for me. In fact, having a rainy “season” makes me delirious.
Did I just hear there’s an 80% chance of rain tomorrow?