Thursday, 16 July 2009

raindrops keep falling on my head

It's rather wet here this week, and when this is the view outside


there's no place like home.


I do love the sound of rain - the rhythm, the repetition, the pitter patter pitter patter of raindrops on rooftops. I don't even mind getting wet occasionally, but draw the line at the daily drenching. Come back summer!

And as John Ruskin said:

"Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing,
wind braces up, and snow is exhilarating;
there is no such thing as bad weather,
only different kinds of good weather."

9 comments:

Diane said...

For once it looks as if we have had it a bit sunnier in the North! Although it is lashing it down at the moment. I have been enjoying my evenings in the garden this year - unlike the previous 2 years!

kristina said...

Raining hard here at the moment. But I love listening to the rain when I'm warm and cozy in bed. And it means I don't need to water the plot in the morning--hooray! K x

Dragonfly said...

Raining here too... I knew it would, I watered my garden this evening!

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hello Diana
I love the quote and will try to remember that!
Much rain here today, though I am quite looking forward to putting on the waterproof and heading out in it.
Wishing you a happy weekend
Denise x

The Curious Cat said...

If these rainy days stretch on they can be a pain - but if you get caught out one Sunday and you have a newspaper and some warming soup, a boyfriend or a cat then it is nice to hibernate and watch the storm outside from the comfort of your cosy living room! xxx

The Green Stone Woman said...

I'll take the raindrops falling on my head interspersed with some sunshine now and then.

Jackie said...

The rain certainly is a different kind of weather ..although we have had so much its looking like the norm, but your post makes me think of it differently..in a better way.

Cottage Garden said...

I agree with John Ruskin!

I love sunshine and warm weather but since becoming a "gardener" I also look forward to the rain. I don't thinks it's been as bad up here as down in Cornwall but we have certainly had our share of the wet stuff.
Jeanne
x

Ticking stripes said...

Good old Ruskin!