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I Love How It Smells After Rain

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    Full of Good Things

    Rain is increasingly becoming a rare commodity where I live in Australia. Already Adelaide is the driest city on the world's driest continent besides Antarctica (where precipitation is vital but hardly an immediate need).  The annual rainfall here has been down for several...
    Groffy Groffy 66-70, M 3 Responses Nov 5, 2008

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    One Of My Favorite Smells

    When I see a storm coming in, I love to sit outside and close my eyes and smell the scent of the rain. I love the feel of the sudden change of air and how calm it gets. Its a cool air that smells of rain..its soothing to me. I love to open windows to let the smell engulf my...
    cinfullysweet cinfullysweet 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 11, 2011

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    Rain Sniffer

    It smells sort of fresh and clean. I quite like it!! I'm not sure why, but I love going out after it rains to sniff the air around me.
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2007

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    Rain In the Desert Is Not An Oxymoron

    I live in Arizona, and I especially love the way it smells after the rain in the desert. Wet creosote and sage gives the air a pungent, slightly bitter aroma. Everything is clean, and there's a feeling of starting fresh.
    foundpoetry foundpoetry 22-25, F May 1, 2008

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    Like God Gave the Earth a Bath

    I love the way everything looks freshly washed and moisturised, even the tree bark and nasty cement blocks.  I love how it smells before thunderstorms, too... pre-electric energy everywhere, like the ground is waiting for sex...
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F Dec 10, 2007

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    New England

    I dont always like waking up in the morning when its a cloudy day and its raining (during fall and winter months) and I dont like getting ready when I know I have to go outside in the rain. But once i do get outside and Im under layers and layers of clothes and I can feel the...
    Mque Mque 18-21, F Dec 17, 2009

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    First Rain of the Season

    It just started raining here in Northern California.  It is the first rain we have had in months.  I have my front door open so I can hear the raindrops hit the ground.  I love the smell of the grass as the drops keep pelting down on it.  I find the rain so...
    luvmc11 luvmc11 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Especially In Mexico

     The dirt there has a different smell than the dirt here and after it rains it smells heavenly. It sucks when it rains there because it leaves with with messy shoes and the probability of slipping, but even with that I hope that it rains just so I can enjoy the smell...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Cool Rain On Hot Summer Stone....

    The odor fills my presence.... Finally, it has been so hot for so long... a late storm blows in. I thought it would blow through, but suddenly I smell the rain - finally at peace. The night has fallen early with the rolling clouds and I feel tears well to my eyes. Everything...
    menschfeind menschfeind 26-30 Jul 28, 2010

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    Lovely

     It is such a sweet and calming scent. I just wish it didn't have to rain every time to smell it!
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F Jun 18, 2008

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    Hmmmm

    hmmmm that fresh scent of how it smells when it just rained and it's not rained for a while.... one of the top ten scents you can ever experience...
    GoodGuy34 GoodGuy34 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2008

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    Nice and Fresh

    I love how it smells after it rains.  It smells so fresh and new.  I love it.  It reminds you of a spring day. 
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 2007

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    Mr. Clean

    I smells so clea, its like the rain washes away the earth's sin...or something
    Eamane Eamane 18-21, F Aug 31, 2007

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    Most of the Time

    I do love the smell after it rains. So rich and full. But there are times like after the grass has been cut that I hate the smell. All I smell is the wet fresh grass and it is so overwhelming that it disgust me.
    brwneyedbeauty brwneyedbeauty 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Its Magical

    fresh rain always reminds me of the ocean. witch i miss desperately
    LizzerBeast LizzerBeast 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 21, 2009

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    Smell of Sanity

    After it rains to me Theire is a very lovely smell in the air. The smell just lets me know that everything will be alright. It always smells the same no matter where you are.
    firestarterfairy firestarterfairy 22-25, F Mar 14, 2008

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    It's Intoxicating

    everything is just so refreshed. nearly as good is running out and standing in a hard, driving rain unitl you're thoroughly soaked.
    bluros bluros 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    Smell So Clean!

    It always smells, and looks, so clean after it rains!  
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 30, 2007

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    I love the sound of it. It's the most beautiful natural sound. It catches breath. It's so calming - I can sit and listen for hours. And the smell - it's something surreal. It's...
    ApacheKuruk ApacheKuruk 46-50, M May 13

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    when i was a kid i was scared of loud thunder and heavy Storms. As i grew old I don't know how but I begun to love thunderstorms and the Rain. i can sleep very peaceful during such...
    LoveIvy143 LoveIvy143 18-21 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I like the rain. The sound of it spattering against wet surfaces, the cold and how gloomy the sky is that makes it a little dark just make me so.. at ease. Stay in all day, putting...
    LoneDolll LoneDolll 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 29

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    Well, it may not be a thunderstorm, but it has been raining here for about 30 minutes. I think it has slowed to a drizzle. Since the rain began, I have gotten very little work done...
    LvChris LvChris 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 25

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    Your hand in mine walking together as the raindrops slowly begin to fall. We don't care if we get wet as long as we're together. The rain soaks our clothes causing them to stick...
    KuriosityKills KuriosityKills 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    It has been raining a lot lately and I have really enjoyed the moisture. Sometimes I wish it would rain a bit harder. I really like it a bit warmer when it rains so I can just...
    TK13 TK13 22-25, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Yes!Was raining today me and my group decided to show the school our dance we were already in our dance clothes so we went out into the middle and the whole school quieten if you...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F May 8

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    It's a cloudy, rainy day. I wish I was at home in bed sleeping to the sound of the rain.
    Southerncharm67 Southerncharm67 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    Thunderstorms remind me of the shock and awe the power of nature possesses. They feel like a primal anger that strikes any in their path, the loud scream of an angry giant...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 30

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    I wish that it rained constantly for at least a week.The sound of the rain falling makes me calm.
    Funnyguy14 Funnyguy14 13-15, M 1 Response May 9

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    Getting RAIN today. YAY!!!!!
    charlene0712 charlene0712 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Or a sunny day, cloudy day, snow, what ever the weather cuddling is amazing. There is though something special about cuddling to the sound of rain on a tin roof, or by a fire to...
    Thespistx Thespistx 26-30, M Apr 26

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    Under the dripping grey skies of seductionI am lured. My spirit invited to stroll freelyMist clings intimately like a loverRain drops dance across scented fieldsFragrant vapors...
    Mirages Mirages 41-45, F 14 Responses May 5

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    Cuddled up in my bed listening to the sound of rain pouring down. Love this weather<3
    esmer2496 esmer2496 18-21, F 6 Responses May 8

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    Did it before with my teammates. It was pouring and we just finished training. Feeling the yolo vibe, we ran out and just played and pushed each other in the rain.
    sofiahafirda sofiahafirda 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    There's just something about the sound of the rain and the calm feeling of it as you read in a comfortable bed.
    forevercaring forevercaring 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Especially when I'm on the road. It's fun seeing how people alter their driving as soon as what they think must be molten lava starts falling from the sky.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    How are you people not terrified of these things...? O.O
    bingbongtingtongg bingbongtingtongg 18-21, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Last week or so I gave up a five year long best friendship because she denied that I knew everything about her. I knew so much about her that I did not want to date her again. We...
    ghyschur ghyschur 18-21, M Apr 30

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    I was still grieving for the loss of my two dear old pals, within a month of one another, when my daughter dragged me to the dog rescue centre. The kennels were octagonal, so that...
    treborsniknej treborsniknej 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    My ex, Cole, is always being a jerk to me after he broke up with me. I didn't do anything about it and still haven't. He has spread rumors about me, lied to me, called me terrible...
    Linus28 Linus28 13-15, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Music is my vice. I don't know how to survive without it. When I need to escape, when I need to think, or when I need to just smile there's a song for it. There are usually...
    onlybychance onlybychance 46-50, M 4 Responses May 9

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    "This is Berk. It’s twelve days north of Hopeless and a few degrees south of Freezing to Death. It’s located solidly on the Meridian of Misery. My village in a word? Sturdy...
    StormCloud52 StormCloud52 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    I have a beautiful American staffy and I love him like a brother, he is always happy to c me and I'm always happy to c him
    Nicholas221 Nicholas221 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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    I have a tea cup Maltese and miniature yorkie. They are the best doggies in the world!! They make me happy and I know I make them happy as well. :-) I love buying them toys...
    choxie22 choxie22 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 27

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