What a Lovely Surprise

@celticeagle (135265)
Boise, Idaho
August 6, 2022 2:13pm CST
Oh, that leafy, earthy smell. I felt so exhilarated and relaxed. It actually rained a bit last night. I had missed that leafy, earthy smell and the feeling of refreshment. It actually lifted my mood. I hadn't been awake when we got a sprinkling the other morning. I hope we continue to get these from time to time. A nice thunderstorm would be welcome too.
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@DaddyEvil (88358)
• United States
6 Aug
I totally agree... there's nothing quite like the earthy smell during or right after a rain. When it rained last weekend, I could smell the earth wake up from the hot nap it had been taking... I'm really looking forward to the rain we're supposed to get Monday to Wednesday this week
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug
I learned that the word to describe the smell of a first rain is 'petrichor'. Hot nap to be sure. We may get some more. I'm not sure. I did enjoy what we did get.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug
@DaddyEvil ..........@FourWalls is the one who told me the word. Good to know since I love it so.
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@DaddyEvil (88358)
• United States
7 Aug
@celticeagle I knew there was a word for it but couldn't remember what the word was. Thank you for that. It would be nice if we all got some much needed rain now. Springfield, Mo, about 45 miles from our house got enough rain yesterday to flood the downtown area. We saw video of some people paddling canoes down the streets there this morning. (I don't want that much rain but am hoping there's enough that Pretty will "need" to go mow the yard this next week. )
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@kaylachan (35951)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Aug
I hope you do. We could use a good thunderstorm, too but that's not going to happen.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug
Probably won't happen here either. A girl can dream though.
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@kaylachan (35951)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
6 Aug
@celticeagle Agreed. I am tired of the heat, because the humidity is endless.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug
@kaylachan .........It was like an oven upstairs where I spend all of my time. Ugh!
@FourWalls (45870)
• United States
7 Aug
If you’re interested, that smell actually has a name: petrichor. I totally agree with you: it’s one of the best smells ever!
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug
Oh, how interesting. I've learned something new today. Thank you!
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@RubyHawk (67526)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Aug
I’m in the middle of a thunderstorm right now and I’ve had enough thunderstorms todo me awhile.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug
Send them my way. I'll deal with them.
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@RubyHawk (67526)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Aug
@celticeagle I would send them straight to you if I could.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug
@RubyHawk .........That would be something to see wouldn't it?
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@LindaOHio (99897)
• United States
7 Aug
We could use some rain too. I'm glad you received some.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug
Hope we get more.
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@Nakitakona (51100)
• Philippines
15 Aug
I feel you. I'm on your shoes.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Aug
On my shoes, huh? I just thought my shoes were too small. Haha
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@Nakitakona (51100)
• Philippines
16 Aug
@celticeagle That's not literal. It's an idiomatic expression of sympathy.
@BarBaraPrz (37664)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
6 Aug
See
Okay I figured out how to take the rain and upload it to the InnerWebs™ but I didn't figure out how to download the rain from the...
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug
Oh, good. I look forward to my share of that. LOL
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@marlina (149297)
• Canada
6 Aug
A thunderstorm is never nice to me.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug
Sorry to hear it. I enjoy them as long as I am inside.
@sallypup (49311)
• Moses Lake, Washington
6 Aug
I'm not into booming thunder storms. Rain does sound nice.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Aug
Oh, I am! So invigorating.
@Deepizzaguy (69672)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
6 Aug
Rainy weather is better than dealing with very hot weather and sticky humidity.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Aug
You said it all.
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@gtdoss (511)
6 Aug
Yes, I love the way the trees, bushes, and grass smell after a good rain. I also love the smell of fresh-cut grass! It lifts my mood, too! And a thunderstorm during a warm evening is also welcome in my book.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Aug
Yes, it all smells fresh and clean after rain. So nice! I look forward to it.
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6 Aug
Oh I miss rain now. We won’t get any before October and if October is dry another rainy season comes next February. Enjoy it! I love summer storms.
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@celticeagle (135265)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Aug
I enjoy storms doesn't matter if summer or fall. I look forward to them.
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