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Friday, July 6, 2018

Rain

While waiting out the rain in a restaurant, my son Rodney messed around with an Instagram App to kill time. It was raining cats and dogs. Stuck in the restaurant with nothing else to do, I stared out the window, watching and listening to the pitter-patter of the falling rain; something I hadn't done in a long, long time. One tends to take the rain for granted when one lives in a country with a wet climate.

The sound of the rain was a balm for my soul. I felt a sense of peace and calm.

Rodney's cinemagraph

What can be more perfect than a nice glass of steaming Oolong tea on a cold rainy day?

I really love Rodney's cinemagraph.  It's a reminder to take a break from the fast track; to slow down and  enjoy the simple pleasures around us. Sometimes, we need to stop and smell the rain.

When was the last time you sat by the window and watched the rain?

20 comments:

Lin said...

That's beautiful!! I hate it that my kids aren't home to teach me those things now.

I have slowed down a LOT since I walked away from my job last July. I take a lot of time to just sit out in the yard, take a walk, check on the fish and frogs...I am even raising butterflies in the house right now. It's nice to just breathe and LIVE.

Someday, Veronica Lee....we are gonna sit and enjoy tea together. :)

Sandee said...

What a perfect thing to do on a rainy day. I love rainy days too. We don't have a lot of them, but they are refreshing and they clean the air and that's a good thing.

Have a fabulous day and weekend. ♥

betty said...

Rodney did a great job! Love it! Wish we had some rain to listen to but its been a terrible drought here, though monsoon season is upon us so one can hope we'll get some soon.

I think you had a great time waiting out the storm :)

betty

Alex said...

Wow! Not only are you right, that's a great way to wait out the rain -- with a cup of hot tea. But your son's photography is amazing!

Hope the rest of your weekend is warm and balmy! Have a fun one.

Mary (cactus catz) said...

Wow! That's pretty cool with the steam rising up

Donna Reidland said...

Sometimes God orchestrates our circumstances so we have to slow down because we forget how much we need it!

indah nuria Savitri said...

That chinemagraph is wonderful! You're right..I have to take a break and just enjoy the rain! Wishing you a great week!

Hena Tayeb said...

That looks lovely.

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alissa apel said...

He most certainly has a mood that he captured for sure.

It's been so rainy in June. It's kind of let up now. I do like coffee or tea on a rainy day.

Melanie said...

Neat picture!! It rains here during the summer nearly every afternoon. I like to sit on my porch watching the dark clouds roll in. I usually go in when it starts to thunder and lightening though!

stevebethere said...

Love the photo It's nice to just sit and relax we get plenty of rain here. :-)

Have a relaxingtastic week :-)

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I watched an amazing thunder storm the other night! Got up this morning kinda hoping for a rainy day so I didn't feel the need to go out and do something.

Esha M Dutta said...

I absolutely love the picture! This is just the perfect thing for me on a rainy day. I do listen to a lot of music and drink tons of steaming tea because where I live, it does get a little too cold for my liking every time it rains.

XmasDolly said...

The picture is as if it was right in front of me and I want to take a sip... yep, just a sip because I wouldn't want to be burned. It's just something you would normally see on a cold, damp rainy day! Love it and thanks for sharing! Have a great week & weekend.

Molly said...

That is super clever

Mollyx

MotherGeek said...

I have literally been doing the same today. Sitting in my lounge listening to the pitter patter on the patio doors. #FabFridayPost

Tina Bailey said...

I love the sunshine, but even I am glad of this respite! Your son's cinemagraph is brilliant! #FabFridayPost

Jeremy Barnes said...

very cool pic. There is a song that goes "rain makes corn, corn makes whiskey, whiskey makes my baby frisky." No real point to that, your post just reminded me of it and gave me a chuckle #thatfridaylinky

Mrs Tubbs said...

What a stunning picture!! Makes me really want a cup of tea ... Thank you for sharing :)

Aditya Narayan Mohanty said...

I love this post .