The Ardent Pluviophile


 Rain kissed cheeks,
splotchy red and cool.
Delicious harsh scent of
recent rain, water
to asphalt.

Walking path stained
dark grey with wet,
feet leave fleeting
water marks,
quickly shrinking.

Cut through fields
of limp slivers of grass.
Blades shake
under heavy
crystals of damp.

Under blazing sun,
burning skin to
a fierce crisp,
she remembers –
yearns for the
taste of fresh
summer rain.

True to my Oregonian roots, I am an ardent lover of rain. I have always preferred rainy days to sunny ones and love nothing more than curling up in a cozy cardigan or sweatshirt with a hot cup of tea and a good book. Hiking in cool, crisp weather has always been a preference of mine – when adequately prepared with the proper rain gear of course! 😉

Summer having started up in a burning, melting vengeance, I find myself longing for the days of rain that once were and dream of relishing in looking out the windows of my home at the torrents of rain pummeling down the valley, keeping my corner of the country lush and green. My only comfort in the next few months of heat is the hope of a delicious summer downpour, that fresh smell of rain something I desperately yearn for.


8 thoughts on “The Ardent Pluviophile

    1. Thank you! I am an Oregonian to the bone in that respect! I certainly appreciate the sunny days, particularly when I am around a cold body of water, but most definitely prefer the rainy days! 🙂

  1. This is fabulous! I particularly like the,
    “she remembers –
    yearns for the
    taste of fresh
    summer rain.”
    Beautiful 🙂

  2. Wow, you are a beautiful writer. No wonder you’re writing a book. Now if I only had half your talent I’d be bouncing off the wall happy. I’m a newbie and am learning.
    As for the rain, well, I like it when it’s romantic and dark and there’s a nice fireplace going and it’s warm and cozy. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I’m no stranger to it. However, I am very affected by climate and the rain seems to leave me physically and emotionally down. Now that I live in Brazil, the usual is the sun and it does wonders for the serotonin levels in my brain 🙂
    When it rains here in the winter (like today) it’s just cold and damp. No internal heating and houses built to keep cold in. Brrrrr. I think I’ll go change out of my flip flops now and put on some warmish slippers (hehehe).
    Great meeting you. Love your writing. I’ll be following, my new friend.

    1. Awweee thank you so much for your kind words!! I’m right with you that feedback like this is heartwarming! ❤

      There are so many people in the PNW who are affected by the climate with regards to it being emotionally draining. I'm one of the abnormal ones I suppose, because I'm definitely in the minority!! We have been having 90+ degree days here and, well, that negatively affects my mood (lots of cursing) more so than dreary weather! 😉

      1. Hahahahaha. Yea, I was just in Vancouver until last week. My family and I spent 5 weeks there and we had a few hot days as well. Funny though, because for me they weren’t so hot. They were quite warm, but I’ve had much hotter. hehehe.

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