The funny thing about rain is it makes everything sort of blurry and indistinct, like looking through this window. My favorite way to spend a rainy day is to be warm and cozy—a fire lit in the fireplace. It is such a peaceful way to spend a lazy afternoon...listening to the sounds of the rain drops.
"Suddenly all the sky is hid
As with the shutting of a lid,
One by one great drops are falling
Doubtful and slow,
Down the pane they are crookedly crawling,
And the wind breathes low;
Slowly the circles widen on the river,
Widen and mingle, one and all;
Here and there the slenderer flowers shiver,
Struck by an icy rain-drop’s fall."
~ James Russell Lowell, "Summer Storm," 1839