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I Smell Rain Coming

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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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    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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    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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    ....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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    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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    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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    Rain is peaceful. I like the rain because you can have a sad day and wait for the sun to shine. Rain is calming
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    This and the small of cinnamon apple are the best smells in the world to me.
    Zoekosmopoulos Zoekosmopoulos 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    It's about to rain here in Los Angeles. Can't wait, we hardly get it. Finally a good storm is coming. Now I just need a fireplace, hot chocolate with tequila and Godiva liquor...
    Socal73 Socal73 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 11

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    Thunderstorms are the best. Nothing quite like watching them from the comfort and safety of your house while the rain pelts down outside. I love to crack the window open and listen...
    Gemma1990 Gemma1990 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    Ohh I just love the smell of rain and the faint sounds of the birds enjoying the fresh touch of nature .
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    The smell of newly precipitated rain is called petrichor. (Pet-ra-core) #gmm
    Aishashishi Aishashishi 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I like the smell of rain on concrete, those first drops as they hit the ground.
    IwasCandyWhite26 IwasCandyWhite26 56-60, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Once it starts to get cloudy, You have no idea how excited I get. The smell of fresh raindrops and the sound of rain hitting the ground or puddle and rooftop is so relaxing and...
    jehangigi jehangigi 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I love not only the sound of rain, but the smell of the freshness it brings as well!!! The best sound of the rain is when I am in my camper!!! I love hearing the rain come down...
    Coffeetyme Coffeetyme 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I like when it rains out. (: It's pretty, smells nice, and it's cool on my skin and it sounds peaceful. One time I felt anxious and was getting sick, but it started raining and I...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 8 Responses Dec 3

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    In Three Words: Rain just pouring Summer dress gleaming My heart pounding Her glances stealing Her beauty shining The clouds fading Her dress clinging Her hair drenching My smile...
    ReflectiveMan ReflectiveMan 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 21

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    Omg I love the smell and i love the sound. I don't know but it amazing if u listen to it it's just like a song... Sometimes having the right beat sometimes sounding crazy. Then...
    Arielle1justsmile Arielle1justsmile 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    the smell of pine needles as per me is the best room freshner anyone could ever make ..its so refreshing ,,,so earthy smell lingers in your mind like a intoxidant..
    romell romell 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    Wearing rubber (rain)capes gives a special feeling, because of being completely enclosed and the smell and noise these capes make. Moreover you stay wonderful dry in the rain. My...
    caperain caperain 56-60 1 Response Dec 12

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    just standing in the rain soaking it up ^-^
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F Nov 24

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    When it is winter, I don't know why, but I love the smell of the cold at night time. It feels so magical and beautiful. Especially on a starry night.That brings the attraction. I...
    GaiaMD GaiaMD 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Its raining super hard here in LA and there is nothing more beautiful. Never have I felt so serene <3
    userunknown404 userunknown404 16-17, F 8 Responses Dec 12

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    Hey it's raining here! :) I love the smell of moist soil, don't you? It refreshes me.
    Silverbell213 Silverbell213 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Certainly had ample opportunity lately here in England! I hope there arent too many mpre floods and people dont suffer. Its nice listening at night though...drum drum drum (I...
    stargirl58 stargirl58 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Rain has been coming down all day and the wind picked up. It'd be perfect if I wasn't hearing the **** I put up in the yard for Christmas getting blown down.
    runningman1825 runningman1825 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    The lovely, rhythmic sound, the wonderful smell and the knowldge that it is washing the world anew
    Streak507 Streak507 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    Sometimes I pull my car in the garage and rev the engine. Other times I just let the engine idle. It's raining in California today. I feel like doing it.
    dancingsuicide dancingsuicide 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    One of my favorite favorite things is standing outside watching a storm roll in. Everything wakes up, everything's alert. Even the air smells different. I'm like a moth to the...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F Dec 12

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    It's has rained all day today! What do you like to do while it's raining outside? There are four things I like to do while it's raining: 1. I love to read a great book. Sitting...
    LosNLove LosNLove 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 23

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    Rain makes me so happy, especially during the night, I love sleeping while I hear the rain, the rain helps me sleep :) the rain is just so beautiful, I love the rain so much
    Frappelover Frappelover 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    Rainy days give me the chance to reflect upon the dark times in the past. The sound of rain pouring on the streets and my house and seeing those dark clouds replacing the sunny day...
    RainingMind RainingMind 13-15, F Nov 23

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    It's raining right now here at California man finally we get some rain it rained Sunday night but not yesterday I want it to rain all the time
    Guywhopees Guywhopees 22-25, M Dec 2

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    AHHH!! The rain :D it has returned finally giving me a wonderful rainy day. I don't know what makes me like rain so much or rainy days but it is such an enjoyable experience.
    exsaiyan exsaiyan 18-21, M Dec 2

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    I love the fact that it's raining right now. I can fall asleep to the best sound. I feel completely calm when it rains. I don't know what it is about the sound of rain but it is...
    curiousitykills57 curiousitykills57 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 5

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    A big storm is coming in tomorrow night and it's really foggy today. I'm so excited. Maybe I'll get to practice shifting as a wolfie ^.^ but you never know. If not meditation is...
    greywolfiekelsey greywolfiekelsey 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    You are my seven minutes slow dance in the rain Drops of rain dripping Flowing down my sullen face Blending with my tears With my eyes have closed I let the tears and the rain...
    samoura123 samoura123 16-17, F Nov 23

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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...
    candywhite26 candywhite26 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    It rained last night and it's raining right now too. Which is kind of rare for my city. So, I truly cherish and appreciate when it happens. It's so soothing, I wish it would rain...
    EmiTru EmiTru 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    It's raining in LA today. I really love rainy days, even when I'm having a down day, rain somehow comforts me. ☔️
    ohglob ohglob 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    We finally have some rain in Southern California. We need rain really bad and I'm glad I can feel the drops from the sky. Makes me want to sing a song.... Don't nobody wanna dance...
    jonnygoode74 jonnygoode74 36-40, M Dec 2

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    I cry in the rain. I sing in the rain. I dance in the rain. And whatever I am doing, people just past by and think I've gone nuts and wants to be sick. Maybe I do want to be...
    10Scorpio96 10Scorpio96 18-21 1 Response Dec 2

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