I just wish that you could see and hear and feel what I do, this evening.
Here, this might help a little.
(but, just to prepare you, if you click on any of the pictures, the music will be interrupted.)
(For my friends on the European continent: I am learning that you may not be able to play this music. I am so sorry! If you are interested, it is Eric Satie's "Trois Gymnopedies".)
Listen to it for this moment. It is gentle and peaceful - just like it is after the rain. You must slow down and rest in the precious stillness of it.
Cool crisp air and every bird's song imaginable echoing everywhere.
Diamonds shimmering everywhere.
Raindrops lined up like buttons.
A spectacular sky.
First dark, then bright, then dark and cool again.
Misty hills in the distance.
And the wetness of the rain bringing out the colors of everything - making the view rich.
It's a moment of sharpened senses.
Nothing could describe or translate the apple trees in full blossom, shimmering with the heavy remnant of rain drops!
P. S. Why not stop and listen longer? It will only take a moment. This music can clear your head and make you feel just like the world is after the rain. =]
Madelief is right. The spring peepers (from the last post) do make it sound like this is a jungle when it's warm. That day was the heavy expectancy of the storm that didn't really come until today. This evening, it is cool and refreshed - there are only a few spring peepers chirruping. They do sound like crickets, except, instead of playing violins, they play flutes. A whole , expansive, heavenly chorus of flutes.