538. The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. ~Henry Beston

Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head
with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
~Langston Hughes

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At dawn today the yard was steeped in a still grayness awaiting the fulfilled promise of rain. Hours later the grayness darkened as if it were twilight and the outside lights came on again. With the darkness fierce winds rushed in against the backdrop of rumbling thunder in the distance, and huge tree limbs like those found in a primeval wood bowed to forces bigger and stronger than they. It was a day when early November was slipping deeper into autumn with ominous overtones. Sensing stormy peril the yard cats sought shelter early on instead of enjoying their usual playful antics, and as the rain drew nigh they were already slipping into the “arms of Morpheus” in which to sleep, perchance to dream of better times. Then drop by drop by drop, drip, drip, drip the rain began to fall, and as it kissed the ground, I too began to doze off in my chair but not before I smelled its fragrance and heard the sound of sanctity in it, the holy sound of Him who faithfully makes the rain fall.

…rejoice in the Lord your God, for He has given you the autumn rains because He is faithful… ~Joel 2:23   ✝

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23 thoughts on “538. The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. ~Henry Beston

  1. “the fulfilled promise of rain”… I love rain and its fragrance. The garden seems to say “thank you!” Beautiful post as ever. In a world where water is precious (and where so many people waste it!) rain is a blessing indeed. Much ♥ to you Natalie 🙂

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    • The garden says thank you and I say thank you! I adore rain and miss it so much when it is gone for long periods like it is here at times. But today it has rained all day and filled my cup and garden to overflowing. Yes, some are very wasteful with water and just don’t understand how precious and necessary it is. Mountains of love to you, Cher. ❤ ❤ ❤

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  2. Oh Natalie, this is beautiful.
    ” I too began to doze off in my chair but not before I heard the sound of sanctity, the holy sound of Him who faithfully makes the rain fall.”
    –This is so touching, and so intimate. I love it.
    I was just wondering if you got rain there because I was reading your last response to me where you mentioned the 100% chance of it. Sounds like a romantic, cozy day.
    🙂 ❤

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    • Thank you, Staci. I’m so glad you enjoyed my post today. Yes, praise the Lord, it has rained all day and last time I looked it still is. Not heavily most of the time, but after a long dry spell that’s the best kind because it has time to soak in before running off. It has been a cozy day and sweet day.
      I absolutely adore rain and miss it so much when it is gone for long periods like it can be here. Hugs and love, N ❤

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  3. a time to watch in wonderment and awe, be it spring’s birthing showers, summer’s stormy thirst quenching waters, or fall and winter’s melancholy wet tears—-all is needed and necessary as part of Nature’s sustenance—–
    If you’re having rains, that means ours are not far off—
    Hugs and love—julie

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  4. I read this as I looked out my French door to the steady drips of God’s nourishment…it is calming and serene! I’m so happy you were blessed with sweet sweet rain dear Natalie! ! Much love! ❤

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