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Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain

July 19th, 2009

We finally had some rain this weekend after a long dry spell. We’ve been really needing some around here because everything was getting kind of brown and crispy.
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I love sitting on the porch during thunderstorms and feeling the cool breeze, watching the lightning and listening the thunder. While enjoying the rain I snapped a few photos of the rain on one of my hanging baskets.
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My mom’s not the kind of person that likes to go outside during a thunderstorm. Unless it’s really bad, I’m usually on the front porch during the storms, I just love them!

What about you, do you like to get out and enjoy thunderstorms, or do you like to stay inside?

12 Comments to “Rain, Rain, Glorious Rain”
  1. Daphne on July 19, 2009 at 7:15 am

    After a week with some sunshine finally, I like the rain again too. Sometimes I like the thunderstorms, sometimes not. We live near the top of a hill in the trees so can’t see the lightning despite getting some really close hits. I liked the storms growing up better. We had a long view and you could see the lightning.
    .-= Daphne´s last blog ..Busy as a Bee =-.

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  2. Claire on July 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

    I love thunderstorms! We always watch them and if it is a big one, we like to get out to the coast as it is so flat you can see for miles!
    Claire

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  3. Judy on July 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

    Oh I love the rain. And we’ve been having a bit of it lately around here. Thank goodness because before that, I was having to water in the garden everyday. But we should dry out a little this coming week.

    Our late afternoon rains lately have been filled with lightning ERR!!! I don’t like the lightning at all. Some strikes have been very close too. When it’s lightning, I’m inside LOL

    Your pics are so cool! Thanks for sharing!
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..Good Sunday Morning! July 19, 2009 =-.

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    • Susy on July 19, 2009 at 11:22 pm

      My mom doesn’t like lightning either. I LOVE IT!

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  4. tj on July 19, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    …I too love being outside when it storms, my husband and I will sit on the screened porch and watch a storm roll in and sit thru the entire thing… :o)

    …Love that last photo – beautiful!

    …Have a great Sunday and blessings too… :o)

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  5. pam on July 19, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I like to go on my screened-in porch, until it gets windy. I don’t do windy!
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Presto Pasta Nights and Some Wine Reviews =-.

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  6. s on July 19, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    lovely photos, thanks! :)
    .-= s´s last blog ..100 heads of garlic =-.

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  7. Dave on July 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    There is something profoundly serene in a thunderstorm. Listening at an open window while the cool air washes through is one of my favorite things.
    .-= Dave´s last blog ..Todays Tomato Harvest =-.

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  8. Dan on July 19, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    We have a porch half way around the house so I am always out on it when I’m home and it’s raining. This is a combination of being a storm enthusiast & the satellite goes down in the rain :-) Great photo of the rain hitting the tomato!
    .-= Dan´s last blog ..Tomatoes! =-.

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    • Susy on July 19, 2009 at 11:23 pm

      Our electric often goes off during thunderstorms. I think it’s a combination of living in a rural area and being a member of a small electric co-op.

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  9. KitsapFG on July 20, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Have always felt keenly interested in watching electrical storms and even though I live in a part of the world that is known for it’s abundance of rain – I still like to watch a particularly good rain event play out too.

    The rain splashing off of the tomato is a great shot.

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  10. stefaneener on July 20, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I miss that kind of storm.

    Sigh.
    .-= stefaneener´s last blog ..What was I thinking? =-.

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