362. But the true lover of rain…. has a deep inner enjoyment of the rain, as rain, and his sense of its beauty drinks it in as thirstily as does the drinking earth. ~John Richard Vernon

http://www.encyclo.co.uk/define/pluviophile

pluviophile (s) (noun), pluviophiles (pl)
1. Anyone or anything that has a fondness for or a desire for rain: “There are many plants that are pluviophiles because they need an abundance of rain in order to survive and to reproduce.
2. Etymology: literally, “a love or fondness for rain” from pluvio-, “rain” + phile, “fondness, love.”

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Okay, I admit it. I am one, a pluviophile, that is! I’ve always loved the rain and now that I’ve spent a half a century in a place that experiences long periods of drought, I value rain even more. It is one of those miracles of life that the Lord built into the fabric of Creation. So today, when we were blessed with a lovely bit of rain I found myself joyfully doing this…

I’m singin’ in the rain
Just singin’ in the rain,
What a glorious feeling,
And I’m happy again.
Let the stormy clouds chase.
Everyone from the place,
Come on with the rain
I have a smile on my face.
I’ll walk down the lane
With a happy refrain
Just singin’, singin’ in the rain.
~Excerpts of lyrics by Arthur Freed

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The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water. ~Douglas Coupland

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Have you ever just stopped and listened to rain slap the ground? I think it sounds like thousands of people applauding sometimes, but I like to think it’s God’s creation, applauding and thanking Him for a much needed drink of water.  ~John Stepan

I will proclaim the name of the Lord. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! ~Deuteronomy 32:3  ✝

Thank you, Lord Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace!

19 thoughts on “362. But the true lover of rain…. has a deep inner enjoyment of the rain, as rain, and his sense of its beauty drinks it in as thirstily as does the drinking earth. ~John Richard Vernon

  1. Pingback: 362. But the true lover of rain…. has a deep inner enjoyment of the rain, as rain, and his sense of its beauty drinks it in as thirstily as does the drinking earth. ~John Richard Vernon | Sacred Touches

    • Thank you, Gigi. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I too used to love to dance in the rain, but now I just go out of the way in my car to run through the deep puddles because I love to watch and hear it spray up when I do. Hugs, Natalie 🙂

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  2. I am a true lover of rain,dear Natalie,and I have always considered it,as one of the greatest blessings God sends us.Loved your POV and the splashes of rain in your first compo,as well as the diamond-like rain droplets on the brilliant faces of the flowers ! Most refreshing post,dear friend ! Love and big hugs , Doda 🙂 xxx

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    • Thanks, Doda. I’m glad you’re a rain lover too. It always feels like well holiness falling to the ground to me, and when it falls, I feel the presence of the Holy One, Himself. Big, big hugs to you too. N 🙂

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  3. beautiful shots—such a richness with those shades of purple and lavender. I too enjoy a nice rainy day—but I saw on the news that you all were under a tornado watch–I do pray that the weather does not turn ugly—until them, keep singing in that rain little Miss Gene Kelly
    🙂
    singing cookie

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    • Thanks, Cookie. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. The tornado watch passed and we are fine. We never even got any high winds so I’m still a singin’ in the aftermath of the lovely rain. Hugs, Natalie 🙂

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    • Thank you, Susan. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. The rain does much the same for me. I always feel like it’s falling, wet holiness, and I’m drawn into its web of mystery for therein I feel the presence of the Holy One, Himself. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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