A to Z Challenge. P is for Pluviophile & Pluviculture


I’ve always had a love for rain.

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For as long as I can remember, I loved hearing the sound of the pouring rain outside my window. As a young child, any fear I had of ~ Keraunophobia ~ was soon dispelled from a sweet story my mother and grandmother would tell me about bowling.5891feca6d09c3d52fbcf678f13be543

I remember as a child, maybe in kindergarten or elementary school, I had a bus driver who was a member of the local Native American Tribe that lives in our community. I can’t remember his name, but he was always so sweet and nice to the kids on the bus. Sometimes we would sing songs and he would always make the short trip in to school very fun.

One day it was pouring raining outside. I was probably the only kid that wanted to jump in the puddles and boy was my mother annoyed. I was going to get my clothes wet, dirty, and possibly catch a cold from being so wet.  

When the bus pulled up in front of the house this day and the door opened, my bus driver asked me what my name was. I laughed and said, “You know me I’m, Paula. You pick me up every day” He laughed and said “No, you are Spring Rain, one who beckons the rain. That is what I’ll call you from now on. You can do the rain dance.”

This was probably the coolest thing for a 6-year-old to hear!

“I controlled the RAIN”

I loved the rain, and now I had all this power. Ok maybe I was a little ahead of myself, at the time, but it really is a wonderful memory to have.

Give me a rainy night, with a warm blanket, my squishy socks, a piping hot cup of tea, and I am a very happy content girl.IMG_3025

Listening to the sound of the rain, especially during a storm, is quite soothing. It relaxes me, puts my mind at ease, and really quells my spirit, especially if I’m having a stressful day. If it’s not raining outside, I use my phone app for ambient sounds and always set it on thunderstorms, heavy rain, rain in the woods…Now that is peaceful!! The sound of the rain hitting the tree limbs, rushing over the leaves and crashing to the earth below. Just the thought of it has me wishing for a rain storm…We did get a few sprinkles earlier yesterday, and I was able to get some pictures of my favorite flowers (daffodils) with some rain droplets. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some Pluviculture to take care of 😉

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Today’s A to Z Challenge post is brought to you by the letter P. P for ~

Pluviophile~ A lover of rain, someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days

Pluviculture~ The science of making rain; or schemes for inducing rain.

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20 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge. P is for Pluviophile & Pluviculture

  1. I love the name the bus driver came up with for you and your love of the rain.
    🙂
    My sister’s friend is Native Indian and he started calling my little nephew Baby Swamp Grass.
    🙂
    Not quite sure why.
    I love the sound of the rain too, as it hits the trees and wet leaves in and on the forrest floor. I always loved the pitter patter of the rain as it fell on my grandparent’s tin roof of their sun porch. I miss that noise.

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  2. I am the same way! I grew up in the PNW, so rain has always been something I adore. Don’t get me wrong, I love sunny days too, but there’s just something about the rain. People tend to say that they’d get sick of the rain…I just don’t get that 😉

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  3. I grew up in South Carolina, and the summertime usually meant crazy hot days followed by short, impressive thunderstorms. At first I remember being scared of them, but as I got older I really started to enjoy the relief they brought. I think some of my best naps happened during rain storms.

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