As I live in Britain and the country is known for its inclement weather, you may wonder why I love to look at pictures of rain. There is, however, a world of difference between the rain lashing down outside, especially in summer when it has maybe upset your plans for a country picnic, and a beautifully arty picture of the perfect rainy moment. I love pictures of rain, whether the rain is the star or a bit player, and here they are. (And I found you lots of lovely quotes about rain and song lyrics too.)
1 Paris in the Rain
I'm bringing you pictures of rain in the city, in the country, by day and by night, from indoors and out.
2 Bridge over Troubled Water
An arresting shot! Not a walkway to be crossed in that weather.
3 Leaf Raindrops
The beauty of nature.
4 Swimming in the Rain
An experience everyone must have at least once.
5 Autumn Rain
Fall colors and the rain. A match made in heaven.
What shall we see?
7 Kissing in the Rain
Sorry to spoil the moment but where are her shoes? There's surely a story there. What is it? Would love to hear your ideas.
8 Rainy Day Comforts
A hot drink and good book are perfect for a rainy day.
10 Safe Indoors
The best place to be?
“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” - Langston Hughes
12 Colors Shine through
Reminiscent of an impressionist painting.
13 On the Edge
“Rain slips through your fingers as easily as words blow away in the wind, and yet it has the power to destroy your whole world.” - Karen Maitland
14 Leaf Umbrella
Cuteness beyond cute.
15 Staircase to Rain
I'm hoping this is a photograph of rain and not a painting.
16 Rainy Jetty
I'm thinking they look like water sprites dancing.
17 View from the Boat
"The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
18 Rainy Day
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” - Ashley Smith
19 Raindrops on Dandelion Seed Head
Maybe they aren't raindrops. Maybe they are fairies' tears.
20 Love in the Rain
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” - Dolly Parton
21 Lone Walk
Colorful rain only falls for those who are truly happy.
23 Rainy Day Woman
"Here comes the rain again/ Falling on my head like a memory/ Falling on my head like a new emotion." - The Eurhythmics
24 Kiss in the Pouring Rain
Definitely a movie-worthy shot.
25 Winter Rain in Cambridge England
“A hard rain's a gonna fall.” - Bob Dylan
"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." - Langston Hughes
27 No Place like Home...
... when the weather outside is raining.
28 In the Rain
“Rain is grace; rain is the sky descending to the earth; without rain, there would be no life.” - John Updike
29 Through the Trees
I guess that's why they call it a rainforest.
30 Rainy Day
Nothing says a rainy day like a pair of red gum boots.
31 Rainy Day Visitor
A welcome sight.
32 Crying in the Rain
"I'll never let you see/ the way my broken heart is hurtin' me/ I've got my pride and I know how to hide/ All my sorrow and pain/ I'll do my cryin' in the rain." - The Everly Brothers
33 A Manly Umbrella
I love that this is a man. So many photographs of rain are couples, women under umbrellas and kids.
34 Caught out
"Love comes out of nowhere baby, like a hurricane/ And it feels like rain." - John Hiatt
35 Garden Rain
“Do not be angry with the rain; it simply does not know how to fall upwards.” - Vladimir Nabokov
36 The Sound of Rain
"Human kindness is overflowing, and I think it's gonna rain today." - Randy Newman
37 Paper Boats
How far will yours go?
38 Spring Rain
“The Sun after the rain is much beautiful than the Sun before the rain!” - Mehmet Murat ildan.
39 Crystal Rain
“The sky never falls with the rain. It is never weighed down by all that it carries. It takes all of its anchors and turns them into stars. Learn from this.” - D. Antoinette Foy
40 Drip Drop
“Into each life some rain must fall.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
41 Island Colors
Isla Mujeres, Mexico, during tropical storm Alex.
42 Rainy Pavement
I love the rain. I do not have to see it; I can feel it on my skin and know exactly what kind of day it is.
43 Healing Rain
“Healing rain is a real touch from God. It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever.” - Michael W. Smith
44 Host of Umbrellas
Cue for a Rihanna song
45 Rainy Day Joy
Splish, splash, splosh.
46 Tulips in the Rain
“The rain to the wind said,/ 'You push and I'll pelt.'/ They so smote the garden bed/ That the flowers actually knelt,/ And lay lodged--though not dead./ I know how the flowers felt.” - Robert Frost
47 I'm Singing and Dancing in the Rain ... Da Da Da Da, Da Da Da Da Da Da
I'm laughing at clouds, so dark up above, the sun's in my heart and I'm ready for love.
48 Hold Your Breath
Now let it out again. That’s what they call breathtaking!
49 After the Rain
And rain cleanses the earth.
50 Loving the Rain
“I like it when it rains hard. It sounds like white noise everywhere, which is like silence but not empty.” - Mark Haddon
Even when it's dark, the light will shine through.
Rain brings joy to all god's creatures.
“You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it.” - Denzel Washington
And that's all I've got to say about that.
55 Awesome #2
Exactly how they told you it would feel like.
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” - Roger Miller
58 Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head...
But I don't mind...
59 Thoughts of Rain
“If I were rain,/ That joins sky and earth that otherwise never touch,/ Could I join two hearts as well?” - Tite Kubo
60 Nourishment for Some
Happiness for all.
61 Dark Skies
“It didn’t rain for you, maybe, but it always rains for me. The sky shatters and rains shards of glass.” - Tablo
“At night I dream that you and I are two plants that grew together, roots entwined, and that you know the earth and the rain like my mouth, since we are made of earth and rain.” - Pablo Neruda
“LIFE isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to DANCE in the rain.” - Vivian Greene
64 Summer Showers
Oh, where did the blue skies go? And why is it raining so?
65 Rainy Days
By Albert Hui.
66 Rain on the Bridge
“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.” - G. K. Chesterton
“The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.” - E.E. Cummings
68 Rich Rain
“The richness of the rain made me feel safe and protected; I have always considered the rain to be healing—a blanket—the comfort of a friend. Without at least some rain in any given day, or at least a cloud or two on the horizon, I feel overwhelmed by the information of sunlight and yearn for the vital, muffling gift of falling water.” - Douglas Coupland
69 Monsoon Shower in Rapid Creek
Have you ever been caught in a monsoon?
70 Spider Web
So much beauty in nature.
71 Red Umbrella
You can stand under my umbrella
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72 Raining Cats and Dogs
“Those who hate rain hate life.”
73 Wishing in the Rain
“...I don't just wish you rain, Beloved - I wish you the beauty of storms...” - John Geddes
74 Ladybug in the Rain
Even ladybugs have to shower!
75 Rainy Day Friends
“Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.” - Emily Wing Smith
76 Summer Rain in the Woods
“The only noise now was the rain, pattering softly with the magnificent indifference of nature for the tangled passions of humans.” - Sherwood Smith
77 The View from the Window
He knows there'll be no teddy bears picnic in the woods
78 Nothing like Walking in the Rain
"I always like walking in the rain so no-one can see me crying." - Charlie Chaplin
79 Rainy Evening
Love the lights' reflections.
"Can't you see that it's just raining?
There ain't no need to go outside.”
81 Rain Circles
“Thunderstorms are as much our friends as the sunshine.” - Criss Jami
82 Dancing in the Rain
Anyone who thinks that sunshine is pure happiness has never danced in the rain.
83 London in the Rain
It's never really as romantic as it looks.
84 Lily Pond Rainstorm
Gorgeous sight in Jiangzu, China.
85 Rain Storm over Belize
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." - Rabindranath Tagore
86 Summer Rain, Brentwood, Tennessee
No sitting in the rocker on the porch today. Country rain.
87 New York Rainstorm
88 When Will the Weather Get Better?
“Rain drops are not the ones who bring the clouds.” - Sorin Cerin
89 Rainy Nights
"The rain begins with a single drop." - Manal al-Sharif
This is the same rain that makes the tulips grow.
91 Stormy Beach
“Those who pray for rain should be preparing to deal with thunder.” - Vikrant Parsai
92 Heavy Rainfall
Now this reminds me of home.
Are you as mad for pictures of rain as me? I could look at them for hours. Even on rainy days.
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