Nature’s orchestra

Shhh… don’t say a word.  Just snuggle deeper under the sheets and listen.  It’s here. The rain has finally come. 

Nature’s orchestra is tuning up.  All sorts of different sounds, all meaning the same thing.     Ping, ping, ping.  That’s the downspout.   The rain is bouncing off the roof  like timpani.  Out on the lawn is the steady rhythm of castanets.          Passsh.  A crashing cymbal as the wind assaults my window with a  wall of  water.         Far off, faintly in the background is a distant rumble of thunder and a gurgle of a catch basin somewhere.  Occasionally a shissh of spray when cars drive up the road.   A steady drum roll beats out the storm on the driveway.   The leaves smack together in applause.     Later at intermission the morning birds talk about the performance.

About westlakemusings

In 2013 my husband and I retired. We bought an old pre-confederation house out in the country. This blog is about our new world in the country as we explore all of life's possibilities.
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2 Responses to Nature’s orchestra

  1. Donna & John says:

    I love your description of our rain that arrived last night – we sat outside and enjoyed the feeling of the rain drops on our skin and watched the hostas come to life along with the grass. It might be to late for a lush green carpet but at this point anything will do. Keep up the good work – love folllowing your blog.

    Donna & John

  2. Rev. Marilyn says:

    Paul’s favourite thing is a summer rain. when he was growing up on the farm, it meant a day off from work. That is vacation to him. A rainy day. I love how fresh the earth smells after the rain. So heady.

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