Friday, February 5, 2010


A northwestern wind must have escaped its frontiers, because last night I heard it whistling along the roofs and chimneys, swirling and spouting... It was the wolf in the fairy story who said he'd huff and he'd puff, and he'd blow in the house where the little pig lived; yet last night his humor was less savage—almost comforting.

Then this morning we are lashed by wind and an almost warm rain.... going for coffee before coming to work with the rain blowing in our face and slashing on us, was another fairytale; a romantic fairytale... down below the darkened street I could hear the rain gnomes, fairies and goblins laughing, as they danced under the rain. Apparently, they’d decided to join the wind out already with his mischief.

When the wind rattles at this season, it’s the paffs and puffs of his mischievous mouth trying to blow us away. If a tree is overthrown, it is his jest. Tomorrow we shall find the sun shining once again, but today it’s a rainy day.... rain, and its lovely promise.... Oh how I love rainy days!


  1. Very beautiful post dearest...I must go and check my garden for fairies...:)

    Hug from all of us
    T.D and Company

  2. Mmmm.. I love wind and rain. Such a perfect climate for thinking.

    I can't wait for Spring. I long to see the Fairies again... :)


  3. I'm listening to the rain on the skylight now, and the wind howling outside, except at 20-30mph!! We have had so much rain, but I too, am looking forward to spring. All the bulbs I have planted our reaching towards the sky, it won't be long before they'll show their floral heads to me!

  4. Lovely post but an excellent photo. i love the way the light is refected in the wet road and the people and trees are like silloettes

  5. I love it that you can make a rainy day, sound magical!

  6. The rain has been falling here all day as well. I lived in Los Angeles for a time, & though I had some wonderful adventures while living there, I missed rainy days terribly. There is something special and comforting about them.

  7. O Cielo, only you can make a dreary rainy day sound so romantic. Thank you for reminding me that rainy days can be magical too!

    Jeanne x

  8. love the way the light is refected in the wet road and the people and trees are like silloettes

    Work from home India

  9. I too love rainy days, and needed to be reminded of it. We've had so much snow, that I've forgetten how comforting the sound of rain is. I love the sound of thunder, although one of my dogs and one of my cats are terrorized by it, so I feel ever so badly for them. I adore the sound of the wind, especially at night, when I'm cuddled down in the bed. Knowing that I'm safe and warm and that there is so much going on outside the's captivating!


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