The Many Sounds of Rain


It is raining today and the sound of the drops against my roof. I love to listen to the rain.

the old man is snoring

It has many sounds and sings in perfect harmony. The rush of many sweet raindrops orchestrated in serenity. Alongside the captured drops are falling in the off beat little distant corner.

chinese grandmas cepia

They can dance in so many such corners...creating lovely music. Until the sounds are interrupted by the sound of a rushing car passing by and splashing through the rain’s remains.


As if by some magical command, you will hear the thunder and then the rain in perfect obedience comes down even harder.

underneath my umbrella

The puddles respond in kind with lovely sounds mimicking that of drums to accompany the music of the pouring rain. On and off the rain changes it’s course from a light rain to a heavy downpour.

Chinese Grandmas Colorful

Remarkable variations with wind and storm raging for a while and then returning to the gentle sweet rain that invites you for a walk.

Puddles Can Be Beautiful

Oh yes conductor, I can hear the many sounds of the wonder of the rain’s music. Each instrument brings reminders to stop for a moment,, contemplate, read or just be mindful. Without respect for it’s intricate design, we often define all this splendor as simply rain.

little red bridge in Wellesley

When I was little I knew all the nursery rhymes that sang about chasing the rain away. Now, I love rainy days because it gives me an excuse to just rest, read or write. Now I appreciate the wonder of rain. I would love to compose lovely words to describe it’s many faces and voices to define it’s poetry.

A Stroll near Lake Whitehall

The song for this post is Rain on the Pond.
Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Rain is my favorite music. It soothes my soul and enriches my creativity. Sounds to me like you've already composed beautiful words to describe your love of rain and its peaceful melody!

Fairy Footprints said...

Oh Rain is beautiful, I love the little umbrella you made out of music paper that is really neat.

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Mollye said...

Oh Kathy, This post took my breath away. Beautiful. Hugs, Mollye

Mollye said...

Oh Karen, I've gone completely nuts. Why did I say "Kathy"? I tell you girl, I understand why hubby is always saying "Mollye, are you alright"? teehee

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Karen, what a beautiful post and music as well... I love the rain too, it is a perfect time to sit and get cozy and daydream... those little baby ducklings are precious! Love to you... Bisous... Julie Marie

Rhondi said...

Hi Karen
The sound of rain is so soothing. Thanks for letting us listen to it today.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Rhondi

Blondie's Journal said...

You and I are very much alike. A rainy day is like a reprieve from the hustle and bustle....

I think you adore balloons and umbrellas!


Snap said...

Love the rain and the little ducklings!

Kathleen Grace said...

I have always, always loved thunder storms! the sound of rain is so cozy and the darkness makes me glad to be in my own little home:>) Enjoy your rain today, it will soon be snow!

Lynda said...

Rainy days are the best for curling up with a cup of tea and a good book. Your umbrellas are so cute! and those little ducklings adorable!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Fabulous post, Karen! Love that print of your people with umbrellas, and those two fuzzy ducks were the icing on the cake! Great post. :-)

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Alison Gibbs said...

Karen what a beautiful post.
After 2 weeks of extreme Spring heat we are at last having some rain here in Mt Martha AustraliaAlison

Sharon said...

Rain I love. I had better love it living in Washington.So many complain and I just smile. Rain cleanses the earth so we can start a fresh new day. Your post is wonderful. Sharon

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Karen, you DID compose lovely words to describe the voices of rain! I've always said I'd like a metal roof, just so I could hear the sounds of rain on it. This was a beautiful post. laurie