774. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith

  I like it when it rains hard.
It sounds like white noise everywhere,
which is like silence but not empty.
~Mark Haddon

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After an extended period of hot weather,
comes the first rain shower creating
an exquisite and eloquent fragrance in the air –
an earthy sweet smell that permeates and floats all around us,
refreshing our minds and rejuvenating our lives.
~Edited and adapted excerpt
from Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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Last night
the rain
spoke to me
slowly, saying,
what joy
to come falling
out of the brisk cloud,
to be happy again
in a new way
on the earth!
That’s what it said
as it dropped,
smelling of iron,
and vanished
like a dream of the ocean
into the branches
and the grass below.
~Excerpt fro a poem
by Mary Oliver

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If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? ~1 Corinthians 12:17  ✝

21 thoughts on “774. The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans. ~Sherwood Smith

  1. So peacefully refreshing!!!—all having been newly and freshly bathed—we have inherited your dry hot searing days—95 with no rain and nary a passing shower—oh the poor grass and my little pretties. . .
    soak it in my flowering friend 🙂
    love love—cookie

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    • Thanks you, Julie. I’m so glad we got a break in those hot searing days, but I’m sorry to hear that you are having them. It will be that way here all too soon. All my pretty babies will fry under the relentless siege of the Heat Monster’s wrath. So I’m enjoying it while it lasts. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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  2. So that smell I love so much, when the rain first enters the earth, is iron? Iron is strong. I think it is the smell of the earth’s love for rain. We’ve been close to 100 degrees in NC. A little storm would be nice.

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    • Actually is petrichor, a smell derived from an oil exuded by certain plants during dry periods, whereupon it is absorbed by clay-based soils and rocks. During rain, the oil is released into the air along with another compound, geosmin, a metabolic by-product of certain Actinobacteria, which is emitted by wet soil, producing the distinctive scent; ozone may also be present if there is lightning. But it does smell a little like iron. Oh, I’m so sorry it’s been that hot there.
      I do hope you get something to cool it down some. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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