Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rainy Days

I like rainy days.


"Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain of evening rain,
Unraveled from the tumbling main...."
~Thomas Lovel Beddoes~



"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~



"Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain."


"There will be a rain dance on Friday, weather permitting."
~George Carlin~


And who can ever forget Gene Kelly's rain dance?  Go here to see that wonderful performance.

"I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain.  What a glorious feeling, I'm happy again.  I'm laughing at clouds so dark up above.  The sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love.  Let the stormy clouds chase everyone from the place.  Come on with the rain, I've a smile on my face.  I walk down the lane with a happy refrain, just singin' and singin' in the rain."

25 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

your rain shots are beautiful! i hope we get more here in Texas soon. :)

Cloudia said...

oh thank YOU!


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Kay said...

Gosh! Your post about rain actually made me feel sunny inside. Lovely photos, Denise!

Country Gal said...

Ok thanks for that now I have the tune in my head lol ! Awesome photos ! Have a great day !

Jane and Chris said...

Oh, the first rain after winter sounds so wonderful on the windows!
Jane x

Lui said...

Oh, what a refreshing post, Denise!

Sharon said...

Nice post Denise, I too like to look at the beading of rain drops on the bare branches. Cool shots!

The Elephant's Child said...

Your header is a joy and a delight.

I am also very partial to rainy days. It is raining here now, and was yesterday and will be tomorrow. The garden is drinking deep. The weeds while more numberous will be easier to lift. And the air smells so fresh after rain.

Cezar and Léia said...

oh girl, I LOVE this video!Thanks so much for this adorable post, your pictures are very artistic and romantic!
Léia

Nancy Claeys said...

Your photos are refreshing... we had a drizzly rain here yesterday and even thunderstorms last night -- very untypical for February in Nebraska.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a thoughtful comment, Denise. :)

Sunray Gardens said...

Very pretty shots. It's pouring rain here now. Too dark yet to see how sopping everything is though.

Cher Sunray Gardens

RoeH said...

We need rain so much and it just keeps eluding us. I think the weather should be evened out across the whole country. It should've been in the Bill of Rights or something. Eh??

betchai said...

I love rain too. I love your pictures, the one with reflections is very engaging, it draws me into it to observe more.

Honest Abe said...

I do like this post. I saw the movie when it came out, Singing in the Rain. Loved it then. Liked your post.

Valerie said...

Lovely poems and pics. I used to like the rain, in fact I have been known to skip along imagining I was singing and dancing with Gene Kelly. I was quite mad! I'm not so keen these days, the arthritis is worse when it rains.

imac said...

Just sounds like Denise singing there.lol

Cathy said...

That is one of my all time favourite films - and I might just wander outside and do some singing in the rain that is tumbling down at the moment lol

Thought I'd let you know that due to posting issues I'v moved my blog over to Wordpress - nothings different 'cept for a slight change in the name. (link below)

I'm still following you and will keep up to date with all your posts in my reader. Would love you to pop in when you get the time
Take care
Cathy

Cathy @ Still Waters

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful post, Denise! The rain can be very refreshing. I actually enjoyed the Singing in the Rain play in London. But, I also remember watching the movie with Gene Kelly. Have a great day!

Kathiesbirds said...

What a beautiful and creative post! Just lovely shots and lovey poems to go with them. I like the one by Langston Hughes.

Cher' Shots said...

I love pics of raindrops! Thanks for sharing yours. Would you like some snow in trade? lol
'hugs from afar'

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice rainy day shots. That scene in the movie is a classic.

We could use some rain out here in Oklahoma.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Such pretty pictures and lovely words Denise.

Thank you so much for your recent comment on my blog. I should be back posting again within the next few days. Life has been hectic so far this year with getting my mother settled into a residential home, but now all is well. It was lovely to hear from you.

Anne x

Janie said...

Your first 2 photos really show the beauty of the rain. I love rainy days, but we don't get many of them out west.

Marie said...

Beautiful photographs! I love the rain if I don't have to get out in it. (Isn't that awful). Our grandson used to want me to let the rain fall on the car windshield and not wipe it away. I kept explaining to him that I couldn't see if I didn't use the wipers and it was dangerous. But, he adores the rain and was very upset with me for getting rid of it!

Linda Reeder said...

These are wonderful thoughts and scenes of rain, but some rain is just too cold to dance in. We wait for the pauses between showers to dance, or run, or briskly walk.