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Rain - Writing Prompt

oneoveralpha has issued the writing prompt - Rain.

I have some random thoughts on rain.

On a vacation in Hawaii, I experienced rain that falls gently on a warm day. It was almost misty. We walked along an barely got wet. The rain sun came out and we were soon dry. We were comfortable regardless of whether it was raining or not.

On a vacation in Ontario, it was hot and humid. I was covered in perspiration within moment of bathing. We were walking; it clouded over and suddenly started to rain. We were soaked and yet not cooled off. The sun came out and it was hotter and more humid if that was possible.

In Alberta it can be hotish. The clouds start gathering and darkening and the way we know rain is eminent is the temperature drops - a lot. Then the wind whips up and it starts to rain. In Alberta, we don't have umbrellas. The wind just rips them inside out, or just rips them. If the rain stops it stays cold.

That warm rain in other places fascinated me.

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oneoveralpha wrote on June 25, 2015, 12:25 AM

I experience the Hawaiian rain years ago, and you're right it's so different from what I'm used to.

CoralLevang wrote on June 25, 2015, 2:46 AM

Having lived in Hawaii from 1979 to 1982, I remember the rain with fond memories.

cheri wrote on June 25, 2015, 3:07 AM

I do love the rain as long as it wont bring flood o the streets.

iwrite28 wrote on June 25, 2015, 3:55 AM

I love rains in my city...they are heavy, lashing and last for days.

paigea wrote on June 25, 2015, 11:29 AM

That is kind of what they are like here. I do like the exciting lightning storms, but it always has to be cold when it rains here.

nitsbubb wrote on June 25, 2015, 1:22 PM

Well, I never experienced Hawaiian rains, but yes, every year, I do experience rains with my wife and son, on our terrace. The feeling that we all are together gives me a divine feelings!

ViperGirl85 wrote on June 25, 2015, 8:43 PM

I like it when it rains in the spring or summer, but not so much in the colder weather.

paigea wrote on June 25, 2015, 9:04 PM

Our summer reains are still really cold (+8 c)

nerdieeds wrote on June 25, 2015, 9:18 PM

We are experiencing rain here now. It is rainy season here but the sun showed up again.

rescuegal wrote on June 27, 2015, 8:24 AM

I love a good downpour as long as it doesn't flood. I don't care for a cold rain.

AliCanary wrote on June 27, 2015, 10:06 PM

Wow, Ontario weather sounds awful, at that time, at least. Rain usually cools things off, but I guess the warm front beat up the cold front and took its lunch money.

cheri wrote on July 4, 2015, 8:37 PM

I have never been to hawaii. heard its a great place.

shaggin83 wrote on August 14, 2015, 12:05 PM

I hate rain. I hate the way it feels on my skin and how it leaves me smelly gross. I hate what it does to my hair when caught in the rain.

xstitcher wrote on September 19, 2015, 12:30 PM

Ack! I am so behind on the writing prompts. ;( I'm glad that oneoveralpha does those. :) Personally, as far as rain goes, we here in California all want some !

paigea wrote on September 19, 2015, 1:34 PM

Alberta has been pretty dry this year

cheri wrote on September 21, 2015, 1:23 AM

I love the rain but I don't like it when it cause flood already

ViperGirl85 wrote on September 22, 2015, 9:46 PM

I like the rain in the warm weather, like a summer storm. :)

butchiepoo wrote on September 25, 2015, 1:15 PM

I absolutely hate to get rained on. It is a pet peeve I guess you would say. The only time I don't mind getting wet is when I take a shower or go swimming. However when you were telling about it falling gently on a warm day, that sounded almost inviting. I've never heard of that kind of experience with rain. Thanks for sharing it. It truly gave me a different perspective on rain.

MegL wrote on September 26, 2015, 5:48 PM

In Ireland, gentle rain is often called "Irish mist"! It rains a lot here.