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I Smell Rain Coming

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    It Kind of Cool

    Me and my mom are always like "I think it is going to storm, I smell rain." I always thought it was something everyone could smell. I love the smell of rain before it comes. It one of the little things that not to many people pay attention too.
    SavedByGrace14 SavedByGrace14 22-25, F Aug 9, 2007

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    Smell the Metal

    when it is going to rain here, i smell the iron in the air.  it smells so good.  though the last few rains we have had have smelled awful while and after the rain.  very disapointing.... grrrr
    destiny420 destiny420 22-25, F Aug 25, 2008

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    Smells Good

    It is actually the ozone that we smell and what a nice smell it is.  When I tell people that it is going to rain, sometimes they look at me funny.  I guess they don't have a tuned in weather nose. 
    Valentine Valentine 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    It Smells Like Rain

    sometimes when im outside i can smell the air & smell the rain. if you dont know how it smells then i feel so bad. as much as boring the rain can be its pretty cool cuz it washes everything away. & those of u who say that watewr has no smell you have no idea wat ur tlakin...
    youdontknowme54321 youdontknowme54321 16-18, F Aug 14, 2007

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    What Does It Smell Like?

    For me, rain in the near horizon smells like freshly cut lawn grass! I have noticed, as the years pass by, the smell isn't as strong, or perhaps it smells tainted with other odors. I don't know if my smeller is fading in ability, or the polluted air is the fault. What does it...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    The Coming Storm...

    Here in Tucson we actually have a summer monsoon rainy season, and people who have lived here for any length of time can tell they smell if it's going to rain.
    chillsdavis chillsdavis 56-60, M Dec 24, 2011

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    Texture

    Depending on where I am, the smell of rain is different. But it's more a texture to the air, once I get used to the prevailing humidity of the locale, it's normally a matter of getting a deep sniff of a waft of air and feeling the different moistness of the air mass. When I...
    auroramaru auroramaru 46-50, F Jun 14, 2011

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    Oh,... It's - a - Commin'!

    It's going to rainthis whole weekend in Northern California! I love rain! It smells like the wet forest outside!
    readnwritewithwine readnwritewithwine 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2007

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    Rain Makes Me Happy

    I've noticed for a lot of people when it rains it puts them in a sort of somber mood, even up here where it rains quite often (Washington). For me it is different, I smell the freshness of the air just before it rains, and I light up, I love the smell, it is better than any...
    camarilla1 camarilla1 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    ....aahhhh

    I love so many scents and smells... I have a very keen sense of smell and love it (most of the time). Right before the rain comes here in Florida there is a smell... fresh, clean and wonderful... the smell of approaching rain. I love the rain and the smell is my signal that...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2007

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    such a clean earthy smell. somewhat sweet. it makes me want to run out in the rain. to play among the rain drops. to spin and spin like a kid. secret...sometimes I do
    serendipitousone serendipitousone 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    There's something about rain which is just amazing to experience. Maybe it's the smell, fresh and inviting, or the putter patter on the roof which is so cozy to listen to, or the...
    YuEvans YuEvans 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I apologize if this place isn't the right to ask that question but HOW does rain smells? I never thought about it and I am very curious what people say about that.
    Nickgermany Nickgermany 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    I don't think it's necessarily about rain, but especially during warm days I LOVE the smell of the morning.
    Scax Scax 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    The sounds of rain falling down and thunder in the dark. I love it. I like to open my window and listen while I breathe in the smell of the rain. I like to light a candle to relax...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Aaaaah!! I miss the sound.evrything about those nights,it's kinda noisy the rain drops over rooftops, the smell of sand the thundering clouds aaaah!!! I miss those nights... Wish...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    If I think the storm is going to hurt or maim I will do what I've been taught and cut the clouds. We can get a lot of flooding in the summer which can cause accidents, and ruin...
    MsInvis MsInvis 46-50, F Dec 29, 2014

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    I live when it rains. It sounds really cool. And then after the rain it smells fresh and I feel good in the inside.
    TimidGrl01 TimidGrl01 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Sitting on the covered deck all wrapped up in a warm, soft blanket....looking to the skies....seeing the dark grey clouds roll in like a thick blanket, that electric smell fill the...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I love talking walks in the rain
    aks008 aks008 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I love getting all drenched in rain.. feeling each drop wash off my pain :)
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    Something about it. It's relax and comfo6. I can't wait till it rains again. Darn snow.
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    listening to the rain is so nice. cleans the streets . the smell is so nice. Love hearing it hit the metal roof at work. I just want sit back and enjoy the sound.
    dreamingisgood dreamingisgood 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The sound of rain has such a calming effect on me. A certain serenity. A solace. Some of my best memories of my childhood is when I would be down in the country at my relatives...
    srb76 srb76 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Callin' out around the world, I am sweating in this summer heat Temperatures rising and the time is right for dancin' in the rain(dancin' in the rain ) in my back yard ( im...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I live in an area in the mountains where the thunderstorms and lighting are spectacular! I love the smell as it approaches!!
    1moise 1moise 31-35, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    When I was about 11 years old, I did most things in rain boots because they kept me dry, warm and entertained. They wore out slower than shoes which is why I preferred them. I had...
    HollyCrushAndWet HollyCrushAndWet 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    My sis got to tickle me more. But this time, it was not on my bed. It was outside...in the rain. Being wet was a turn on for both of us, although being wet also was more ticklish...
    Delphi111 Delphi111 13-15, M Jan 12

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    I love it so much. Sometimes it has come when I've been feeling sad, and I really feel like it emotionally helps me in some way. I feel so 'cleansed'. I close my eyes and just...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 4 days ago

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    Since I was a child, rain to me was always a reason to contemplate and enjoy the athmosphere that it offers, the fresh air and I would always found reasons to go on solitary walks...
    PiKaya PiKaya 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    So I'm sitting here in the dark, fixed me a cup of coffee... Stayed out too late so sleep seems a bit pointless. Still have a pretty great buzz going!!!! Everyone else is asleep...
    extant1 extant1 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 1

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    We live in a 112 year old house that house a front porch that is covered overhead. our front porch is made of brick and out in front of our porch we have the yard then the sidewalk...
    Wblakeboren Wblakeboren 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    I live in Southern California. It never rains. It so sucks. I grew up in Brasil then we came to the U.S. To New Jersey. Lots of beautiful rain, thunderstorms. Green rolling hills...
    lostinspace3 lostinspace3 51-55, F 7 Responses Jan 2

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    This New Years it was raining and the place I wanted to go was awash in the night rain, so we got into my brothers car and drove around to rainy intersections shooting off rogue...
    quike23 quike23 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    They have an app for that... XD Really, I'm completely serious. It doesn't rain much where I live (especially not at night), so when it doesn't, I use an app that plays the sound...
    Boulier Boulier 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 10

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    I want it to rain, To cleanse my soul, To clear my fate, And make me feel safe. The rain brings chills upon my skin, Felt deep within. The rain, It washes away my pain, The...
    dinah897 dinah897 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I love summer rains. when it's nice and hot out. an it starts to rain especially at night. if I had my own place. I would build a fence around my house that way whenever there was...
    AiymaSnikies AiymaSnikies 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Sitting here in early morning, listening to the rain, and reading the poetry of Hafiz, it only seemed fitting to post this here. Good Rain There are different wells within your...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This morning I was listening to Alan Watts' talk entitled "Democracy in the Kingdom", and I thought I'd share this portion with you: 'There's something strange about Christianity...
    the7thsphere the7thsphere 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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    right now its raining hard here.. I wish I could walk in the rain with my bf now.. its been a week since I saw him :( missing him so much :'( it would be heaven to fall asleep in...
    amazingmoment90 amazingmoment90 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    Sitting on my back deck watching a thunderstorm building, flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder no rain yet. Has been a warm couple of days here could be all gone in an hour...
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I love to dance in rain sometimes I enjoy rain by looking from window when it gets real cold I play loud music in rain usually love songs sometimes I pretend to fight with air in...
    never0empty never0empty 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    What really grinds my gears is when I'm at a traffic light with the windows down or with outside air coming in, and I don't realize there's someone hanging their cigarette out the...
    BoundlessPancake BoundlessPancake 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I love the rain ... When the rain drops hits your skin it is so good .. A wonderful feeling .. When it rains I am in my back yard ..
    olivetree1969 olivetree1969 41-45, M Jan 3

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    I left out the best bit! Being naked in the rain...is the best xD You ever just sat or stood in the garden whens it raining...it makes you feel so alive. Especially at night, night...
    TheHavi TheHavi 18-21, M Jan 7

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    One of my fondest memories is being in my 20's living overseas. I was in the country of Luxembourg , on a rainy Sunday afternoon . He gently pushed me again the stone walls of the...
    tila8 tila8 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 9

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