Monday, September 21, 2015

{ Rainy Weekend}

rainy weekend

We had such a restful beautiful weekend.

I have never hid the fact that I am a rain kinda gal, that the sound of it makes me happy, that the sight of it gives me pure joy.  Yes sometimes it can be a bit too much if you've been pounded by it for days on end, but for the most part, there is just something so peaceful and relaxing about a good rain shower.

This weekend brought us some good ol' rain showers.  Saturday not too much, but Sunday, oh my word, it's like the skies opened up and a deluge of water poured upon us.

rainy weekend

rainy weekend

I grew up in South Africa, the land of thunderous powerful storms, and bright crackling lightning.

It was something that always fascinated me, to the point where many a nights, if a thunderstorm hit us, I would grab my blanket and head out onto the porch, sit on the comfy couch and just watch.

rainy weekend

rainy weekend

Some of my family members would tell me to get back inside, tell me that it wasn't safe, but truth is, I felt safe enough and there was nothing on this earth that would make me pass that up.  Well, unless one of those really loud bright crackling lightning bolts hit right on the street where our house was, then I would leave, not happily, but nonetheless it was the only thing that got me inside.

rainy weekend

rainy weekend

Fast forward a few decades later, we were stationed in Idaho for almost 10 years, then Arizona for 6 years, back to Idaho for another 2 years and I can tell you that I never really experienced another one of those storms.

rainy weekend

Not to say that it didn't rain or that I didn't enjoy those, but I missed the thunder, the really loud booming thunder and the bright lightning.  I don't know why those never really seemed to be part of the rain showers we got in those States but coming Texas brought me just what I was missing.

Goodness, it is almost like being back in South Africa.

The thunder is loud, really loud and the lightning cracks so powerfully that sends the kids and the dogs scrambling for cover.

For me though, it brings joy, that same amount of joy I used to feel back home and there's nothing quite like that feeling.

Well then of course, there's also the beauty of rain.

I've always believed that if we really take the time to enjoy things and to really see them through different eyes, we will be amazed.  A rain shower is not just a rain shower for me, it is filled with loud differing sounds, and it is filled with splashes and plops, patterns of watery streaks dropping down from the skies and grass glistening with big bubbles.

It's certainly not just rain, it's beautiful, really beautiful!!!




7 comments:

Susanne said...

I love rain too. We had some over the weekend too but overnight so it wasn't enjoyed quite the same. :)

gizela de Brito said...

Hi Sandra
I love rain too. I actualy relate to you about rain in South Africa. Rain is very therapeutic to me.
God bless you. Beijos e abra├žos and keep posts coming.

Tina Leigh said...

I love the rain & actually fascinated by weather in general BUT our pecan trees are loaded & we have lost over 50 trees this year from storms. So I don't get to enjoy the storms as I know there will be damage, loss & more work in the clean up.

See...there is always so much to be thankful for, right! It's a blessing to have a crop, it's a blessing to get rain...it's a blessing to appreciate Gods creation!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I enjoy gentle rains, do NOT like thunder and lightening at all. FL is the lightening capital of the US and it is very scary when it hits close, like it has with me twice recently while I was outside.

Have a great week ~ FlowerLady

Kristina said...

I just don't enjoy the lightening part of the storms, but I like the sound of it on a the roof top.

Wendi said...

I enjoy a good storm. As a little girl I spent many nights laying at the end of my bed and watch the lightening out of my window. I loved doing that!

Amy at love made my home said...

In America I loved the rain, here not so much because we get it all the time! I can understand why you love it though! xx