Leaning into the rain

I woke to an unfamiliar sound today: that of raindrops at the windowsill.  Not a lashing and barely even really a storm, just a gentle autumn rain softly coming down.

Hitting the snooze button, I rolled over and smiled my way into another 10 minutes of slumber.

Because such a sound only invites more dreaming, don’t you think?

:: image from Pinterest ::

“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” – Langston Hughes

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How about you?  Is it raining in your neck-of-the woods?

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26 thoughts on “Leaning into the rain

  1. Wonderful quote you shared this morning, MJ! There isn’t a much nicer sound than rain on the roof when you’re snuggled in bed. My childhood home was an old house with a tin roof: ahhhhh! Raindrops on that roof sang me to sleep many a night!

    • It took me a minute to figure out what was going on .. it’s been that dry here this summer! I love the sound of the rain, especially if I have the luxury of snuggling up in inside. A few of the farm building have tin roofs and, like you, the sound of rain on those is unmistakable .. like a melody!

  2. I do like the sound of rain outiside on the roof or on the windows, in the middle of the night or while working at the computer.

  3. Here…dry as a bone. Love the sound of rain, distant thunder…rolling.

    • It has been here as well .. to the point that we actually had grasshoppers, ugh! Like you, I love that distant rumble of thunder … ahh. MJ

  4. “Raindrops, so many raindrops…” 🙂

  5. No rain in Phoenix, sadly. But you gave me a good feel of it. 🙂

  6. Nice LH 🙂 thanks for that Emjay, glad you got some needed rain.

  7. Oh how I wish it was raining here……love the quote, love the post 🙂

  8. It is raining here in my neck of the woods (Hangzhou)… it started yesterday morning and was still drizzling this morning when I woke up… brought cooler temps (in the 60’s!!!) and made for a lovely run last night!

    • ahh sounds perfect! We’re heading into some fall-like weather at the end of the week. I’ve been running on the treadmill b/c it’s too hot outside. But once it cools a bit, I will try the C25k program out there. Bests!

  9. It’s been DRY here, but the weather app on my phone says we may get some rain tonight. I love sleeping to the sound of rain.

  10. We’ve had a lot of rain here in the south, while others have suffered. I keep reminding myself to be patient because we are fortunate to have it. Love your quote. Looks like the rain inspired a little creativity in you!

    • I hesitated to write about rain given all that swept through the Gulf coast … but yes, it did inspire me .. to roll over, smile and listen 🙂 MJ

  11. cooper

    Has been for a couple days…wonderful to listen to the drops through the trees out back. And even when mom nature isn’t in the mood, I have a CD that’s plays a full hour of a soft rainfall…nothing more relaxing or snooze button inducing….

  12. I wish it were raining in my neck of the woods! It’s been quite hot around these parts. Hopefully it cools off a bit this weekend so I can put out some fall decor.

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