The Most Beautiful Sound in the World


Rainfall in a drought-stricken land.


Haiku 44

Whispers in the night

Dying leaves now susurrate




How I have missed the soothing sound of rain falling, especially in the middle of the night.

My trusty Canon captured Nature’s special effects: Raindrops frozen in spacetime.

In the background you can just make out the pink blobs that are new blooms on my camellia bush.


post script: I just love the word susurrate: meaning, of leaves or wind, making a whispering, rustling sound. Definitions and origins can be found here: susurratesusurration.



35 thoughts on “The Most Beautiful Sound in the World

    1. scifihammy Post author

      Sorry Tom, we need way more rain than one little storm. Dam levels increased, but only by 1%, from 19% to 20% – so still a long way to go to fill up and last us through the next dry summer.
      I thought you had a lot of rain a while back. Can’t the farmers irrigate their crops?
      Still, the weather world wide is getting more extreme and we have only ourselves to blame for it.

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  1. HN

    Just beautiful! I like the vertical dashes of the falling raindrops. I learned a new word the other day: petrichor- scent of rain πŸ™‚

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  2. danupondrake

    Yes! I love rain. Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitatedβ€”that is, become heavy enough to fall under gravity. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth.

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      It’s just a pity that with climate change we have not been getting as much rain as usual, while other places have floods.
      Life needs fresh water!

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  3. Midwestern Plant Girl

    Ahhh !
    I love evening rains and new words πŸ˜ƒ
    So glad you’re getting the rain you need. It’s about time the storms have left my Northern hemisphere and got down to yours. Last weekend felt line I was in Africa! I like it, tho my flowers don’t 😐

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