Friday, September 28, 2007

Singin' In The Rain

Fall has arrived in Oregon and our cool, sunny days have given way to a few days (or so they tell us!) of rain. Wonderful, refreshing rain! Everywhere around me I see neighbors getting ready for winter days ahead. But for just a short time more there will be signs of autumn and the beauty it brings to our part of the world.

We woke to the sound of rain pouring down from the sky very early this morning. A click of the TV and we heard "rain is extremely heavy right now to the south, in the . . . area." We already knew that - that's right where we live and we could hear it pounding on the roof and the patio outside. A short time later it had lessened and we stepped outside. There is a certain 'smell' to the first rains of the season - rain stirring the scents of the deep, rich soil and beating on the fragrance of the flowers nearby. We love the feel and the scent of the early rains.

Back in the shelter of my warm house I remembered an old, familiar song.

I'm singing in the rain

Just singing in the rain

What a glorious feelin'

I'm happy again

I'm laughing at clouds

So dark up above

The sun's in my heart

And I am in 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',

Singin' in the rain


  1. What a wonderful picture--I love the rain!!!


  2. looks like your neck of the woods is getting such a nice showering of rain...send some down my way!!!
    I love to read a good book and drink hot chocolate when it is raining...


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