So much rain in May this year but even the rain can give us wonderful experiences.
“Some people feel the rain,
others just get wet.” Bob Marley
We have been having a lot of rain recently in Italy, May 2019 will be remembered for clouds, wind, rain and hail.
I have been walking in all kinds of weather, sometimes not too pleasant, however nature has gifted me with the experience of walking along a path covered with hailstones in light spring/summer trainers, very squelchy plus wet, cold feet but an enjoyable experience just the same. I was also gifted with seeing the plants catch the hail.
When it’s raining there are less people walking and more cars on the road, but really walking in the rain is relaxing. If you’re lucky enough to have the sun come out at some point you are rewarded for your efforts, the air heats up and the green of the trees, bushes and plants seems all that greener, so good for your heart. It is the green after the rain, everything seems more alive after a downpour, it makes the wet feet worthwhile.There is a reason for this green, apparently as the rain soaks into the ground so the microbes in the soil release more nitrogen, the plants can absorb it . Once the sun returns the plants get very active with photosynthesis.
A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener.
Henry David Thoreau