Tuesday, May 10, 2011

17 Reasons Why Rain is a Good Thing:)

Perfect day for hanging out in a cafe. Rain, rain, rain......we've had a lot of it lately:)

1. Cleans the dust and grime off your car, saving you a car wash
2. Makes the lawn green
3. Nice and soothing to listen to as you fall asleep
4. Keeps wells from going dry
5. Makes it easier to get things done inside, no lusting for outside time
6. Puts out forest fires
7. You can wear red rubber boots
8. Gives water to wildlife
9. Waters crops
10. Great day to see movies or hang in a cafe or bookstore
11. Cools the air if it is warm
12. Fun to stick out your tongue and catch some drops
13. You get to open your umbrella
14. Less risk of skin cancer
15. Give us puddles to jump in
16. "Singing in the Rain" would not exist.
17. Really makes you appreciate the sunshine when it arrives:)

Do you have any to add?

*Here is a funny addition from a reader:*

Lynda said: "It lets embarass my sons by wearing one of my collection of bright pink raincoats when I pick them up from school!"


Tracey said...

It makes the air smell good, often very ozone-y if there's thunder.
Also birds will act all silly, having baths and shaking their feathers, they look like they enjoy it.
Makes a hot coffee more enjoyable. (it's a fact, a hot coffee on a wet day tastes better than on a warm dry day.....)
It muffles the world, that's my favorite, the sound of the rain is nice but it also masks all the outside noises. I find that very cozy, tucked away in our own world that extends no further than the doorway with curtains of rain at every window blurring reality.

aliceinparis said...

Tracey~ Yes to ALL of that!!!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Fills your bird bath for free!

Lynda said...

It lets me embarass my sons by wearing one of my collection of bright pink raincoats when I pick them up from school!

The Words Crafter said...

It makes all the colors of the earth more lush, mmmmmmm. I love rain :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love a nice rainy day from time to time. To me it is a perfect day to curl up with a good book or take a nap!

aliceinparis said...

Great additions to the list all!

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

wish we had a bit of that rain. very hot and exceeding dry here. we had some thunder and lightening today which changed my normally peacful sweet spirited border collie into a nervous and dare i say neurotic border collie. she knows i love her! xoxo

Gobetween's Space said...

Great weather for having pancakes.