Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Smell of Falling Rain

I woke up this morning to the sound of pouring rain, and it was REALLY pouring! It came down so fast and basically it fell all day long, so the field behind our home was filled very quickly with water. It looked for awhile like we had a big lake behind the house!

I tried to walk the dog during a lull...that was a mistake! It started raining and the wind picked up- I am sure the people in our small town of Illinois were most likely snickering at the ridiculous picture I made of trying to get a big dog to walk faster so I wouldn't get too wet. (It didn't work, by the way...)

Anyway, days like this are nice for doing something in a dry house. There's something cozy and soothing when I sit by our large picture window designing another creation for my shop while listening to the sound of the rain hitting the glass panes and watching it fall. (If the wind isn't blowing, I like to raise the windows and smell the rain, too! )

It makes you realize in those moments how sometimes the simplest pleasures can really bring you the most enjoyment. What are some of your favorite simple pleasures?

1 comment:

Michelle said...

I so agree with you! I love the rain, that is when I can enjoy it from inside!