June 15, 2012

Allure In Rain.

This past weekend simply rained away. After cold, autumn like days with strong winds, the week concluded in heavy precipitation.
As I recovered from my initial irritation, realizing I had to spend my free days indoors, dreaming of the non existent sunshine - I realized that there was a certain hidden beauty in rain.

It was clear that the vital liquid revived my surroundings. Everything turned supple and lush and seemed revitalized and incredibly green. Indeed, even the colours of flowers appeared more vibrant and brighter than in sunshine.

I gave into the urge to walk out onto our lawn barefoot, in between the downpours, laughing and feeling giddy like a school girl. Do you recall how fun it used to be to get soaked?
Greeted by that incredible fragrance that rain leaves behind - a blend of wet soil, perfumes of bloom and humid air, I saw natural beauty, as drops of water lingered everywhere, like crystal beads strewn onto the stalks of grass, leaves of trees and shrubs and the petals of the early summer bloom.
Nature is alluring and surprising in any weather and in any season. All we need to do is to notice.





22 comments :

Cro Magnon said...

You're right, of course. There is great beauty in rain, and the aromas are wonderful. But I do dislike being 'forced' to stay indoors. Rain takes away the choice; and my dogs hate it!

Rowan said...

Gardens after rain always look lush and smell heavenly, I have one plant, Ladies Mantle, that looks at its best after rain as the leaves hold the sparkling raindrops in their folds.

Zea Wednesday said...

Lovely flowers after raining,they look fresh and beautiful

Elizabeth said...

The pictures are gorgeous Sweety. Next time when I start disliking the never stopping rain I will re-read your post! :)))

Sumandebray said...

I can only say WOW at the pictures .. they are so lively and fresh.
Yes .. you got me nostalgic about the childhood days and the rains .. the rains that stopped me from going out the the rain under which we cycled home and got drenched...! great memories

Rahul Bhatia said...

Profound beauty in words andpictures:) One canno fail to notice the fragrance of earth and green leaves after soaking in rain!

Brian Miller said...

lovley. i love the rain...the smell right after it is done, the freshness in the world as everything perks up after its kiss...and of course jumping in puddles or dancing in the rain and allowing it to massage the rough spots....rain is not so bad...smiles.

MarieHarmony said...

Good for you dear!! I am glad you could enjoy the beauty of rain. When it starts to depress me (here its been raining for days too) I do the same, I get out and enjoy the rain on me, I take my camera for a walk and I indulge in the freshness adnd sweetness of rain!

Have a beautiful week-end. Senfing my love. xox

Kath said...

when I was a little girl I used to love sitting in our garden shed with the door open, when it rained. My Mum would be quite horified and rush out and drag me into the house. Now I am a big girl, I can sit outside in the rain whenever I like :-D

Myrna R. said...

I love rain. Perhaps because I live in the desert, I yearn for it. And, secretly, whenever I plan a vacation, I want to go someplace where it might rain.

Your photos are so beautiful.

Mimi said...

Lol at Myrna...you should come to Ireland! I just looked at the 5 day forecast, and there is HALF a day when it's not raining! And most of it is heavy rain, not mist!

Zuzana, our weather has been pretty much the same, and I'm fed up of it! I don't mind a bit of rain, but this iss too much, and it's as cold as it was in March.

Your last photo is stunning, the colours and the detail is fantastic.
Enjoy your weekend, I hope this one has at least a few rays!

Julie Hibbard said...

You are such an incredible photographer...and, as always, so inspirational! Have a lovely weekend my friend!

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos are so lush! I love heading out in the rain, too! Beautiful post. I don't like being stuck inside, but I do love being out and then snug and cozy inside.

A Lady's Life said...

Sure is gorgeous and wonderful.
Everything loves a good drink once in a while but not too much :)

Draffin Bears said...

Beautiful post and photographs, dear Zuzana and love the raindrops on your pretty flowers.
Yes, I can remember walking home from school in the rain and loving it, jumping in the puddles.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Colleen said...

Yes Zuzana I remember how much joy there was to be found in the rain and how I used to love to run and walk in it, laughing at it instead of feeling upset or frustrated with it. Thank you for this post because it reminds me to find that beauty again...it lightens my heart. Hope you have a beautiful weekend my dear!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowers from your garden. It is really fun to get drenched in rain.

ladyfi said...

Oh, you've really captured the lovely beauty of the rain!

julochka said...

so very true. and a good reminder. tho' honestly, i could do with some proper warmth and sunshine. i too have had a wander or two with my camera - the rain has been good for the flowers.

Maggi said...

Beautiful photos. I love the smell of nature after the rain.

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Hilary said...

Pretty photos, Z.. especially that last one. Don't you find that photography helps teach you to appreciate all weather in all seasons?