Thoughtful Thursday: All-Day Rain

Our gorgeous weather has given way to thick, gray skies and constant rain that has been coming down since before dawn. The temperature has dropped and not only long sleeves, but also sweaters or fleece tops are in order. The wind is blustery as well, so the entire effect is that it’s a good day to stay indoors, hang out with the baby, have several hot drinks, plan meals, play games, catch up on emails and posts, and just generally enjoy each other’s company. I did, however, venture out briefly onto Batty’s deck for a glance around and some fresh air, and to enjoy the droplets  cascading down the lovely ferns. Rainy ferns 1030685

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9 Responses to Thoughtful Thursday: All-Day Rain

  1. I always love the smell of rain after a long hot dry spell. However, here in France, by contrast, we have gone from wet and windy to incredibly warm and mild and sunny, 18C yesterday which is crazy for the middle of winter, but I am certainly not complaining!

    • krikitarts says:

      Crazy indeed, and I can’t help but see it as a portent of things unnatural to come. Still, in the short run, what can we do but enjoy the unexpected pleasantness? Yes, I agree completely, the fragrance of fresh rain is truly magical. I clearly remember several wet and fragrant French springs, and I savor the memories! It’s great to hear from you again, Susan, and I still remember, very fondly, your wonderful story of the lost and found camera!

  2. Cheers me up no end to hear that many miles away someone is ‘enjoying’ our weather. Mind you today February 15th we had a temperature high of 13c and after a record high January also heading for the mildest February on record (but there is still time to change). Love the ferns

  3. Meanderer says:

    Lovely fresh rain-laden ferns! I like the picture you’ve painted of cosy times indoors with hot drinks and games whilst it’s grey and rainy outside.
    As others have mentioned, we’re in the midst of mild temps here in SW England.

    • krikitarts says:

      Yes, the two sets of conditions and activities just go together so well. It’s gradually clearing a bit today and warming up a bit, so there might yet be more to summer after all!

  4. shoreacres says:

    Your choice of two ferns was a good one. I like the pairing for itself, but I also like the way it draws the eye past the ferns, through the middle opening, into the hazy mystery of the “beyond.” All of that wet greenery also evokes Liberia for me, and how I could hear the rain coming across the bush canopy; both the scent and the sound.

    • krikitarts says:

      When my brother and I were young, our dad bought us an army-surplus pup tent and took us to a dude ranch in Montana. One of our activities was a 3-day pack trip into the mountains by horseback. One night it rained gently, then snowed. Since then, I’ve always loved tent camping and, every time I hear rain on a roof (especially in a tent), I’m transported back to the magic of that indelible family experience.

  5. I never mind a day of rain when on vacation. It gives one a chance to take it a bit easier without the “pressure” of making the most of all those sunny days.
    As we are still mired in winter, albeit not quite as wintry as it might be lately, it is a most welcomed sight to enjoy this image of some rainy fern fronds.

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