Here is a word I bet you never knew existed….petrichor- it is the word for the earth scent that hits you right before it rains.
The scientific reasoning for it is that when raindrops hit dry soil an oil is emitted by some plants… it is the oil mixed in with freshly damp soil that you are breathing in.This oil is meant to slow down germination.
And did you know that if lightning is brewing somewhere, it is the ozone in the air that you may be smelling.
I wonder if is there a name for that sweet melancholy you feel when you know that summer is really and truly over.
There should be a word that explains the way you feel when the rains keep coming and you wished that you weren’t cheap and had bought a cover for your new stainless steel BBQ. It pours and pours, and every time you pass a deer on the side of the road, you think, “poor deer- you must be drenched. But, sorry I still don’t like you and wish you wouldn’t keep breaking into my garden. I am still sore about the kale patch.”
Click below for the best songs for sitting all pouty on the couch as the rain pelts your metal roof.
Perhaps you have been jilted by your recent lover and now the rain is making you feel worn out, but still beautiful, wearing makeup for no one.
Stormy Weather by Billie Holiday on youtube.
Or try I Can’t Stand the Rain by Ann Peebles
After all of your falling into sweet melancholy, I encourage you to watch this old video. I could not help but smile- such a great song and the old school video is a classic.
The Weather Girls- It’s Raining Men … Dance around to it, I dare you.