Friday, July 31, 2009

Pitter Patter

It's raining. It's pouring. The nice thing about a summer rain is that it reminds me of a moment in time that I cherish. I was about eight, and I was on summer vacation with my family in Cape Cod. It was raining hard, so we were all trapped inside. I was laying on the bed in our musty cabin, watching a sunfish I had caught swim in the confinement of a tiny beach pail. Both of us were trapped. My dad came in, sat on the edge of the bed and asked what was wrong. "Bored," I told him. "Mad that it's raining." He grinned, "Instead of being mad at the rain, listen to it. Hear how it pitter patters on the roof. Just be peaceful and enjoy the sound."

The man is brilliant. To this day, I find the rain very soothing. Instead of being bummed that it may halt some outdoor activity, I look at it as a moment to rest and be soothed by the pitter patter on the roof.

8 comments:

Farmgirl Paints said...

I love a good rain. It's peaceful and relaxing. It's all about the attitude:) Have a great weekend.

Farmhouse Kitchen said...

What a beautiful and soothing photograph. It looks so good to me. I am sitting in a brown, dry and parched California.

I am trying to pretend I live in New England...in some old farmhouse..with a green garden full of flowers and chickens out back.

California is so hot....I'll try and not complain..
I'll just enjoy your picture.

Have a great Last Day Of July.
Best,
Kary

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

OH, to have a tin roof! I love the rain and storms even more. If only I could get my little ones on board with that one!
ps- So far, all commenters have "farm" in their name. I see a pattern here.... :)

The Consummate Hostess said...

What a sweet story, a lovely reminder to take a step back and cherish. Hope that you have a great weekend.

Daryl said...

You are so right. I enjoyed the rain yesterday. The house was nice and cool as we did some serious manual labor (removing a lathe and plaster wall).

Except for the endless snow, I enjoy all weather here in Vermont. Have a great weekend!

Daryl

Simply Mel said...

I pratically can smell the summer rain when I gaze at this picture! Nothing beats an afternoon shower or a summer downpour for that matter!

Lisa said...

No better way to fall asleep! I went to bed early last night just so that i could turn out the lights, enjoy the cool sheets, and listen to the rain. Nothing better. Thanks for sharing your sweet story.
Lisa

Tracey said...

So true...I love the sound of rain (as long as it's not a beating storm)!

:) T