Sunday, 29 July 2018

Glorious Rain

It remains warm but is gloriously wet  this morning
And in shorts and t shirt I took the dogs out in pairs so I could get drenched in the rain
The parched grass, gardens and trees looked as though they were taking a collective gulp as it came down  under a grey sky

45 comments:

  1. Taking a walk in a good downpour, brilliant free therapy.

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  2. Glad y'all got some much appreciated rain. I love the sound of rain on the tin roof--very relaxing and enchanting.

    So, Albert opted out of this morning's wet stroll then?

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    1. No he came too but only accompanied me on one trip

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  3. Hooray..rain here too in Hertfordshire. No sign of that bright thing in the sky! The lawn isn't green yet though. I am being too premature with that hope ?

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  4. It's hosing down here and freezing! Funny how rain is the one weather condition that can really be amazing or terrible depending on what else is going on!

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  5. Is this the ‘main road’ that ghastly woman was talking about?

    LX

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    1. Yes.."...strange eh

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    2. Perhaps she may be happier in a field on an island x

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  6. Take care. I hope you and your pack are well. Thinking good thoughts for you...

    Mama said there'd be days like this...


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  7. Thank goodness you finally have some rain. I'll bet there were lots of people - farmers especially - 'dancing in the rain'. Isn't the smell after rain glorious! Have a good day today John. XX

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  8. I wish I could say the same. Dry, dry, dry, here.

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  9. Rain here too. Please only for a day or two though. We got enough rain to last a lifetime in the winter, although clearly the reservoirs don't agree!

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  10. I hate the hot weather so I am glad of the rain. Friday was the hottest day of the year here in London (I stayed home with the curtains drawn all day), yesterday we had gale force winds and today it is probably about 15 degrees cooler and pouring with rain. No happy medium eh? I would have enjoyed a walk down the lane with you and your dogs and let the rain wash away my worries. x

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  11. Colour me a little jealous. We badly need some rain. Love that you, the dogs and the ground revelled in it.

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  12. Don't they have a Wet T-Shirt competition down the hill in Rhyl every summer? I think it is aimed at buxom young women but you could give it a go too.

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  13. Rain here too in Somerset, bloomin' lovely! Unlike your furries, ours needed a toe up the bottom to get them out for a pee this morning, as not fans of the wet stuff.

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  14. One little advantage of the drought was that it dried out the dog turds which hide in the grass near my workshop.

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  15. You are in a drought situation after two months of no rain. About equivalent to us having two years of no rain.

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  16. For once I woke up to grey skies, hooray, no sunshine.
    Pouring down here as I type. More please....
    Briony
    x

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  17. Enjoy the moment,
    Made me think of Ricky Martin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p47fEXGabaY

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  18. I love this time of year in Florida. Sunny all day, Huge rainstorm at about 3 PM , then sunny again for sunset. I admire anyone who can find joy in simple pleasures, you are a master at it!

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  19. That photo is like taking a walk back in time. We've got the heat and the sun. But it's the dry season here. And after our week of rain in DC, I don't mind.

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  20. We are getting much needed rain this morning.,...I love to sit and watch the rain washing everything clean.

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  21. I love this rain.Took the dogs out & it was great.My lovely Lily raced through 2 puddles, mop dog a bedraggled mutt& the new one relished it too.House smells of wet dog again & sadly as yet untoilet trained dog.I feel right at home again x

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  22. It rained all night here, and this morning, only easing about 30mins ago!
    If you listen carefully, you can hear plants and trees making happy slurping noises!
    I'm finally getting round to doing a bit of housework, it's been too hot to bother for the past few weeks, and the place is a 'tad' dusty!
    Hope you're feeling okay today John, I know Sundays can be a bit weird, put your feet up this afternoon and watch a film whilst drinking an entire pot of tea! X

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    1. That isn't the trees making happy slurping noises.... it's me :-)

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  23. Being drenched is good! We are soggy as well here in Nova Scotia....now for the humidity to lift.

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  24. A morning walk in the rain . . .
    when things are burnt and parched . . .
    Is a welcomed treat . . .
    I like the fragrance too . . ,

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  25. I love rainy days. Not tons in a row, but the occasional day now and then is great. Here in Virginia the rain just brings more humidity. My preferred rainy days are in the spring and fall.

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  26. How lovely to have rain! We are bone dry here and burning up, literally. I'm sure you and the dogs all came home wet but breathing a sigh of relief.

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  27. Such a wonderful post about the much needed rain. It is hard for me to understand your hot weather.
    Our summer monsoons are the "Male Rain" all wind, downpour destructive rains. The lighting strikes are awful, we have several wildfires burning right now.
    The winter rains, "Female Rains" are the softer nourishing rain in the First Nation People beliefs.
    No matter when they start I go outside and stand in them.

    cheers, parsnip

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  28. We only had a few short showers in the Netherlands :-( By far not enough to cheer up the plants.
    Today is very, very windy, but it feels much more comfortable.
    I bet you can hardly walk the dogs on such a busy main road;-)

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  29. Wonderful steady rain here yesterday and today and the ponds (and hopefully our water supply) are now topped up. We had a more than 2" deep bath last night too. What an indulgence. I shall remind myself how much I enjoyed this rain when, in the middle of winter, we have week after week of it!

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  30. I wish we would get some. I'm getting tired of watering every morning and evening.

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  31. Gentle rain is such a relief after a dry spell.

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  32. Good rain here too John.
    Nice photo of your lane - looks so peaceful.

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  33. What a treat to have a few walks in the rain. It is my favorite type of weather. We get very little and often go for 7 or 8 months without a drop. It's the one thing I dislike about living where I do. Enjoy!

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  34. Don't know why I'm thinking of that song 'Storm in a Teacup'; d'you remember it?'one drop of rain on your window pane, etc.....'

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  35. Walking in a warm summer rain is so soothing! The smells are wonderful in the air. Gabs

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  36. Parts of Northern Ireland have had colossal rainfall. Asda in Ballyclare was flooded out and water was pouring through the roof.

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  37. We have not had any summer rainstorms so far this summer. Temps between a low of 102F/ and a high of 122F

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  38. Glad you recd the rain — we surely could use some moisture, too.

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  39. I can absolutely feel the earth's joy when the rain falls after a long time of dryness.

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