Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bless the Blasted Rain!

So I really do like rain; but sometimes I just want the sun! 2 rainy day out of 30 sunny days would be fabulous; but continuous rainy days should just not be allowed; it's a good thing I don't live in Seattle! However the rain prompts me to find bright sun shiny places. The pictures below are of some amazing island retreat where I'm sure the weather is always perfect (I won't think about the crazy tropical storms they get).
So for a few minutes I'm just going to stare at this tropical oasis and imagine myself there, lounging on the deck, eating delicious fresh fruit, reading a book, taking a walk, doing a few laps in the pool and most importantly basking in the warmth of the beautiful sun. Oh I feel better already!
I love the the deep, vibrant blues and aquas of the ocean. I think I should capture their brilliance when I re-paint my office area. The lush green of the palms makes me so excited for my flowers and trees to start blooming.
Can you imagine a thatched roof in Utah? No way would it last very long but I love how the texture and relaxed feel contrast with the straight lines and neutral color palette of this modern house. These pictures are courtesy of interior designer Piet Boon, a very talented designer that I will show more of his work in the next few days.
Lately I have realized I need to focus on the good things in any situation I am in; so here is a list of things I love about the rain:
  • The smell! Before, during and after; it's just refreshing and natural
  • Moisture, I love a green yard!
  • The world feels clean
  • Funky, fun, colorful umbrellas
  • Watching it from a window in my nice dry house
  • Hearing the thunder and watching the sky light up from the lightning
  • Rainbows!
  • Curling up in a blanket and watching a movie
  • Eating hot soup- grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup!
  • Playing board games and hanging out together because no one wants to go out!
  • And my favorite.... driving my car through the big puddles and make huge splashes, ha ha
Feel free to leave me comments about other things you love about the rain. The gloomy weather makes me appreciate the good weather more; I guess we need opposites in every aspect of our lives to make us value life and what we love most about it. Because I know on the very next sunny day I will get off work, pick up my dogs, head straight for my favorite trail and enjoy the sun! Oh what great anticipation.


  1. I love the sound of rain, especially on a metal roof. And I love watching my kids, well mainly Katelin, puddle-splashing. She cannot resist walking right through the water. And I love how staying home on a rainy day can be just as good as going out and running around. It really is nice!

  2. I LOVE rain! I love cool rain opposed to warm rain. Warm rain makes me feel hot and muggy as cool rain just is so refreshing. I love the sound, the smell, (the taste lol) all of it!