Rain Talk

IMG_6126We had a big day of rain yesterday!!!! Finally!!!! And it was really loud rain. Pounding on the roof like little hammers. And the thunder! My oh my!! We didn’t go out and play in it. The Mom Person was worried about all the thunder and lightening. So I had a nice napping day. But we went out this morning to see all the aftermath. Wow!! Nature has just exploded around here!! Before yesterday, all the grass and wildflowers were struggling to stand up. Today, they have burst into bloom!!

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The Paluxy River, that was nearly all dried up a couple of days ago, is now raging too fast for us dogs to go down.

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Rain is a good thing. It brings JOY to the World!

We have a Joyful book about the rain —

IMG_6142Rain Talk
by Mary Serfozo
illustrated by Keiko Narahashi
originally published by Macmillan in 1990
published by Scholastic in 1992

From the back cover –
Ploomp Ploomp Ploomp
PlipPlipPlipPlipPlipPlip
Drum-a-tum-a-Drum-a-tum-a-Drum-a-tum
Listen! The raindrops are talking.

A little girl and her dog – who looks a lot like Walker! – go for a romp in the rain. The girl talks about how the rain sounds as it hits the ground and pounds on the tin roof of the shed. How the drops “chuckle together as they run down the drain.” (I like that.) The rain gets harder and “speckles” the pond. It Bup,Bups on her umbrella.

Soon her Mom calls her to come inside, where she gets dried off and ready for bed. Mom reads her a story and she falls asleep listening to the rain whispering on her roof. Tomorrow she’ll go out and look for a rainbow.

IMG_6144The vivid watercolor illustrations in this book give a soft feel to the plop,plop onomatopoeia of the text. This is an all around happy, feel good book!

I didn’t see any rainbows in the sky today, but there are sure rainbows in my heart.

EnJOY the Rain!

If you would like to see how this video was made, follow this LINK HERE.

Your friend singing and dancing in the rain
Rhythm
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24 thoughts on “Rain Talk

  1. Hi Rhythm,
    It’s wonderful that we had such a good rain, isn’t it? Here in Fredericksburg it started Monday afternoon, first with some drizzle, but then it turned into a veritable thunderstorm which kept going till after midnight. And then, yesterday, we had (some) rain off and on, again sometimes with thunder and lightning, all day until shortly before midnight again. We got more than 2 and a half inches out of it. Absolutely fantastic! The wet weather creek at the back of our property [I posted about it here: http://pitsfritztownnews.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/our-creek/%5D filled up nicely, but not as much as your river. And, as it’s really a wet weather creek only, it now has puddles left only, not any kind of running water. But nevertheless, it’s great.
    Talking of thunder: Sally and Chiquita spent the last two nights and nearly all of yesterday inside. Sally is really afraid of thunder and she feels much more comfortable inside then and not in her kennel [http://pitsfritztownnews.wordpress.com/2014/04/08/the-new-house/], which normally she likes a lot. But it was not only the thunder. Of course, it was the rain and the cold, too. But now, with the sun shining brightly, both Chiquita and Sally are outside again, in the kennel for now. But they’ll soon have the run of the garden.
    Well, that’s all for now. Take care, and say hello to your mom person,
    Pit

    • Well, you’ve got a new blog! Welcome back! Your creek looks a lot like my river. And sometimes my river looks a lot like your dry creek. It makes me sad. There’s always water in some parts of the river though. It’s never completely dry. But I don’t get to play in it when it’s almost dry. Thanks for checking in Pit! a big slurpy Hi! to Sally and Chiquita!

      • Hi Rhythm,
        yes, I’ blogging again – in a new blog. Thanks for the slurpy hi. Have told Chiquita & Sally about it and they’re happy and say “wuff wuff thanks”.
        Take care, and have a good one, and maybe you’ll soon be able to wade in the river again,
        Pit

            • Well, I can teach you German. nd ihn turn you might have to teach me Spanish. I only know a few words there. So you have me slightly baffled with your words. I think I can understand the first part, though. Doesn’t it mean, “This dog is very beautiful”? Or is “bonita” = “good”? And is “sentiente” = “clever”?
              As to German dog language: they bark “wow, wow”. [We’d write it “wau, wau”, though.] But being American, our Sally barks “woof, woof” – and with a very deep bark at that.
              Take care, and enjoy the day,
              Pit and your four-legged friends

  2. I love the raging rain when I am cosy inside, especially when I have a book in hand…the aftermath is always so much sharper as well, it really is refreshing and brings a smile to my face.

  3. I wrote a PB about a rainy day (back in the 90s!) 🙂 And I love this one in which the rain talks, chuckles…and whisssssssspers… The comments on this were great, too! And in case you rain lovers aren’t aware of this site, I MUST share! I love it SO much and it’s a great backdrop when writing 🙂

    http://www.rainymood.com/

    And I woke up to a rainy day, today. I’m thinking it’s the drops that made their way up from the Paluxy 😉

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