Why does it always rain on me?


This probably looks like one of the grottiest/laziest pictures that will be published on WordPress today. There are only so many ways you can put a spin on something and to be honest I think I am just going to have to call a spade a spade:
Here is a picture of a puddle.

I love the rain. I love getting caught in the rain or sitting inside when it is raining. I love the threat of rain on a gorgeous day and the smell just after it has rained. People say that Inuits have a hundred words for snow; I’d argue that we have just as many for rain. Today the rain was driving but yesterday it was spitting. Rain can be light, heavy or fall in scattered showers. In Scotland we have the rather novel “horizontal rain” that feels like it is piercing your very body when it drives at you like needles (normally an experience reserved to those who venture up our hills). And of course there is my personal favourite, “wet rain.” It is something that I can neither explain nor completely understand myself but I can say from personal experience that “wet rain” really does occupy a category all to itself.

Watching the rain is something close to therapeutic for me. When the rain is beating against your window while you are cosied up inside you just feel like nothing can really get to you. That is what I sat and did this afternoon.

Once the weather had calmed slightly I meandered round the park and of course was forced to skirt around many puddles on the paths. Puddles are the most fun; get your wellies on and jump in and I guarantee there is nothing that can make you feel like an ecstatic 5 year old more! šŸ˜€ I don’t know that my picture really did justice to the puddle. The reflection of the puddle seemed to perfectly show the hint of blue sky that was creeping out from behind the rain clouds. I don’t know about everybody else but I found it more than a little cool that I could see the blue sky in the remnants of the rain.

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