We have had rain here for a couple days. I sorta enjoy the rain and being forced to stay in. I remember rain in the summer as a kid. I loved to sit on the porch when there was no wind and just enjoy the nice smell of a fresh rain on the earth.
If our house had no underpinning, I liked to play under it in the rain. My main activity was what we called ‘Playing cars’. Sometimes there were toy cars, but they weren’t necessary, a block of wood or car shaped rock would do. Making streets and close to the edge we could dig and direct some water under for our own little rivers.
After the rain I loved to play in the gutters while the water was still running. You could make boats and race them.
After a rain it was much easier to dig for fishing worms, and I always thought the fish were biting better just after a rain. I had heard an old fisher man say the fish had more to eat and they would strike at most anything because of the debris that had washed into the river or creek. I never caught too much anyway. If they didn’t bite in the first 15 minutes I was in swimming.
I think that was what surprised me so much about the ocean, I had never had problems in creeks and rivers no matter how fast the flow, but as I mentioned in another post, the ocean was definitely different.
Anyway I like the rain most of the time, it washes the pollution out of the air and it feels fresher.
One thing I enjoyed while aboard ship in the Navy, was seeing rain storms at a distance. It seemed strange to see the beginning and end of a storm. There were times we were in the sunshine and watched a thunder and lightening storm in the distance, it was a beautiful sight.
Without rain, we would surely run short of precious drinking water. Do you remember Gene Kelly, and ‘Singing in The Rain’.
I loved the cowboys in the movies working cattle in the rain with slickers pulled down.
Funny thing now, with the Live home town camera, Sherry will say, “It’s raining at home.”
I loved sleeping in a house with a tin roof, it could put you to sleep.
April Showers bring May Flowers.
The Rain in Spain falls mainly in the Plain.
It never rains in California!
And the magical Rain Maker.
I think of Lucy when I see these. My brother and Sister lived on one like this at times.
Speaking of water. Louis sent me the Nash, the Ugly bathtub!