The sound of the rain

@arkaf61 (10884)
Canada
December 29, 2007 11:53am CST
It doesn't really rain here during winter, and I was thinking... more remembering... I miss the sound of the soft rain in a winter morning. I remember waking up to that sound and the feeling to stay snuggled just listening. It gave me a warning as to what the day would be, not like snow, that is secretive and soundless. I remember staying home playing cards or other games with my parents. A cup of hot chocolate beside me. And as a background sound the rain falling... It was winter. We would roast some chestnuts and sweet potato invite a few friends over and voila, the perfect winter day :) Then at night I would fall asleep with the two most beautiful sounds .... just a few meters away, the waves crashing, and coming from high up, the rain, it was like music. Do you enjoy not the rain itself but the sound? Or hate it? Or have no opinion one way or another?
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@polachicago (19077)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I like to sleep with music on, usually sound of rain, ocean or rain forest....my music is on 24/7...mostly new age, sounds of nature or meditation. Sound if rain is my favorite....:)
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
Yes, the sound of the rain just gives me good feeling :) My favorite sounds are the rain, the ocean and the sound of a stream in the woods - away from all the city noise :):) Interesting how they're all related to water huh? :)
@polachicago (19077)
• United States
29 Dec 07
right now I am listening to tropical night....:) my dogs and my cat are sleeping well with this sound....:)
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
are those specific tapes or cd's ? That sounds like something I would enjoy
• Canada
1 Jan 08
I like the sound of the rain . I don't much like it when rains in the winter, but oh well. It does have a nice sound and can lull you to sleep . Sometimes rain can sound like a nice laughing brook. When ever I was at camp , I would wake up in the morning . Our cabin was right neck to the brook and you never could tell it was just the brook or the rain , until you got up a looked. A rainy day is a perfect time to curl up with a book or just snuggle in a warm bed.Ah you mention he waves crashing , I love that sound too. I live on an island and don't have to walk very far to the ocean .
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
2 Jan 08
Yes, I think that most people, even when they like the sound of the rain, like it more than the results of the rain. I"m like that too, of course. Walking up in a muddy path is not one of my favorite activities :):) I so envy you living that close to the ocean... It's one of the things I miss the most.
@Fishmomma (11523)
• United States
1 Jan 08
I grew up in a state with a lot of rain. I'm not missing it at all, as this area would have a serious flood, if that amount of rain happened here. Sorry don't even like the sound of rain, as it makes me sad.
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
But you have a perfectly good reason not to like it fishmomma. I'm sure that even the sound of rain will bring back some memories that are not too happy. I'm sure that people living in flooding areas probably don't enjoy rain much. It's like with everything , balance is perfect, other than that is not so good anymore. Have a wonderful day.
@praykin (243)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I must say that being where I live it always rains so yeah I love the sound of rain & the fact that it does give you the feeling of wanting to cuddle or stay snuggled or how you could just have an inside day with your family & spend time.
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
It does, doesn't it? I really enjoy cuddling up on a rainy day playing games or watching some videos... it just keeps us all together at a time where usually we're all here and there doing our own stuff:)
@funfreak2k2 (1740)
• India
30 Dec 07
I share the same taste with you. But my favourite is boat ride after the rain in the sunny evening. ahhh, thats so liovely..
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
OH my!!! Yes..... that will be the perfect combination :):):)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I have no opnion of it. I don't like to get wet when it rains.
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
1 Jan 08
Not everybody does. Wish is fine, we can't all like the same things :)
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 07
Yes I love listening to the Rain coming down specially when I lie in bed at Night and I can hear it on the roof it actually sends me to sleep as I found the sound very soothing Love and Hugs to you dear Twin
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
31 Dec 07
Of course you do, because we're twins :):):):) Hugsies
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
30 Dec 07
The rain reminds me of a number of things: *Watering the garden *ceasing all watering bans *being allowed to wash our cars *Seeing our one River,the Murray, fill up *Reducing the build up of salinity in the Murray & on lands *Seeing our dams & reservoirs full *Having plenty of water for koalas in the natural environment * Reducing the chance of devastating bushfires
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
I see that all those things are good. Maybe that's why the sounds give us good thoughts:)
• United States
30 Dec 07
I enjoy the soothing sound of rain tapping on my windows, creating beautiful water droplets and giving me permission to stay indoors. When it is raining I don't feel like I'm missing out on anything going on out of doors, putting me in a relaxed mood so I can spend time on those hobbies that I have so little time for. Even if I'm working I feel good about earning money while listening to the raindrops and the people with their umbrellas and raincoats complaining about the gloomy day. I especially enjoy the sound of a hard, driving rain.
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
Yes, you're right, even when I'm working the sound is still relaxing :)
@mrsjbelle (1641)
• United States
29 Dec 07
I love rain & the sound of rain, the smell of rain. Especially when I am laying in bed or in watching movies cuddled up to my honey.
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
30 Dec 07
Yes, that sounds just perfect :)
29 Dec 07
I don't hate it, although it can be annoying. Currently the house next door to the left have a gutter issue. It doesn't connect to the pipe or drain so when it rains it clutters down and makes hitting sounds on our side path near the living room window. I have to admit days when it slinging it down I do wish I had the time or a ladder to be able to fix it myself, although on certain days I do enjoy hearing it abit. ~Joey
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@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
Well, yes , in certain circumstances it can really be annoying. THere was a time that I don't remember for that reason there was this loud ping-ping falling write on top of my air conditioner and that used to irritate me to no end. I like the general sound of the rain but not that loud irritating one.
@GardenGerty (96662)
• Marion, Kansas
29 Dec 07
I have different opinions, depending on what I need to get done with my day. It can be pretty restful. I like your description of a good rainy day, it reminds me of my childhood. I never tasted a chestnut until fall of 2006, when I went to a Chestnut Roast sponsored by the Dept. of Agriculture in Missouri. I enjoyed it very much. I remember long days playing cards either with parents or my older sister. I need some days like that. I am not really fond of thunderstorms and severe weather. Gentle rain will be okay, especially if we could trade it for the ice and snow. Three weeks ago we had thunder snow storms.
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
True I enjoy gentle rain more. But thinking about it sometimes a thunderstorm, when I'm snuggly inside .. it has something to it as well :)
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
I love the sound of rain.For me its relaxing,makes me sleepy and only feel for making the couch potatoe.I really enjoy the sound when its warm outside,no noise in the house and i can hear it from a window thats opened up enough just for the smell from a breeze in the trees by my window. Peanutjar:)
@arkaf61 (10884)
• Canada
29 Dec 07
Yes, I find it to be such a nice relaxing sound :) Glad I'm not the only one hehehe