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12.05.2011 10:02

Rain storms!
 
Being English, I'm genetically constructed to find satisfaction in talking about the weather.

Anyway, these crazy storms we're having with thunder and lightening and the sound of rain falling into the fireplace and the look of it cascading in sheets across my window pane... well, it pleases me mightily! :D

It's quite romantic, is it not?

Are you into it too? What is your favourite weather?

grumpygit 12.05.2011 10:04

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Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1193405)
Being English, I'm genetically constructed to find satisfaction in talking about the weather.

Anyway, these crazy storms we're having with thunder and lightening and the sound of rain falling into the fireplace and the look of it cascading in sheets across my window pane... well, it pleases me mightily! :D

It's quite romantic, is it not?

Are you into it too? What is your favourite weather?

I love storms and I would like to see a couple over Geneva soon. Our crops are suffering badly now, here and in France

i-b-deborah 12.05.2011 10:04

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This is my favourite weather. Clear, blue skies continuously, tend to bore me. I love the drama and the noise of a stormy day, and I hope it keeps up for the whole weekend!

dodgyken 12.05.2011 10:07

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Originally Posted by i-b-deborah (Post 1193408)
This is my favoutite weather. Clear, blue skies continuously, tend to bore me. I love the drama and the noise of a stormy day, and I hope it keeps up for the whole weekend!

It will judging by the forecast!!!

I fly out on holiday on Saturday - but there is quite a bit of rain where I'm going - a lot more if I was to venture 200miles west!

summerrain 12.05.2011 10:07

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Originally Posted by i-b-deborah (Post 1193408)
This is my favoutite weather. Clear, blue skies continuously, tend to bore me. I love the drama and the noise of a stormy day, and I hope it keeps up for the whole weekend!

AMEN! And it washes all that blasted pollen away!!! (where's the thunder?? I am not getting any thunder over this side of the lake!!!)

I also love it when there is a light snow falling outside, and everything's dark and grey.......

i-b-deborah 12.05.2011 10:09

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I would love to spend a winter in Norway! All that darkness and snuggling.....
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Originally Posted by summerrain (Post 1193413)
AMEN! And it washes all that blasted pollen away!!!

I also love it when there is a light snow falling outside, and everything's dark and grey.......


Jaro 12.05.2011 10:13

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Quote:

Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1193405)
Being English, I'm genetically constructed to find satisfaction in talking about the weather.

Anyway, these crazy storms we're having with thunder and lightening and the sound of rain falling into the fireplace and the look of it cascading in sheets across my window pane... well, it pleases me mightily! :D

It's quite romantic, is it not?

Are you into it too? What is your favourite weather?

I found myself getting rather annoyed with extended periods of sunshine. I need me 1-2 days per week of rain, clouds and some wind.

Kittster 12.05.2011 10:15

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I hope it rains abundantly all over Switzerland, goodness knows we need the water for the crops. And I am also very partial to a thunderstorm, although not the hail - it spoils the strawberries.

grumpygit 12.05.2011 10:17

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In terms of favourite weather, my guilty secret is.............. i love fog. A real peasouper. Brill.

puddycat 12.05.2011 10:17

Re: Rain storms!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by economisto (Post 1193405)
Being English, I'm genetically constructed to find satisfaction in talking about the weather.

Anyway, these crazy storms we're having with thunder and lightening and the sound of rain falling into the fireplace and the look of it cascading in sheets across my window pane... well, it pleases me mightily! :D

It's quite romantic, is it not?

Are you into it too? What is your favourite weather?

As much as the blue skies and sun are nice, you can't beat a good thunder storm - I love them. "Yes, I like Pina coladas and gettin' caught in the rain!" ...and other (cheesy) classics singing the praises of rain :msngrin:.

I'm looking forward to walking with my daughter in the rain to the train station.

Puddy.

MrVertigo 12.05.2011 10:19

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I like stormy days for my garden only :D
Love the smell of soil when a storm comes after a long period of drought.

Jaro 12.05.2011 10:22

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some group of sicko's we are huh ;) ?? just wait for the weird sun loving types to get a hold of this thread ;)

i-b-deborah 12.05.2011 10:25

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Yep, that's the best rain, and the best smell.

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Originally Posted by MrVertigo (Post 1193429)
Love the smell of soil when a storm comes after a long period of drought.


cyrus 12.05.2011 10:28

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Do like the storms here, love to get a good view across a valley see the storms approaching.

Or being by the lake on a sunny day, as storms roll into the valleys and over the lake.

12.05.2011 10:28

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As for smells...the smell of ozone before a lightening storm...pure excitement. The best are in SE Asia during monsoon. In Malaysia they have these gutters by the side of the road 3 feet across and 6 feet deep and they get almost instantly filled by the rain. Amazing.

cricketer 12.05.2011 10:28

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sun sicko reporting in:cool:
I want sun sun sun , hotness , cold beers , swin in the pool/sea. some sicko above likes fog:eek: how weird is that.....


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Originally Posted by Jaro (Post 1193434)
some group of sicko's we are huh ;) ?? just wait for the weird sun loving types to get a hold of this thread ;)


12.05.2011 10:29

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I'm from Glasgow. No dry spell would ever make me miss rain.

12.05.2011 10:30

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Originally Posted by porsch1909 (Post 1193445)
I'm from Glasgow. No dry spell would ever make me miss rain.

especially cause you can't get deep fried rain. :msnsarcastic:

NSchulzi 12.05.2011 10:31

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Originally Posted by grumpygit (Post 1193427)
In terms of favourite weather, my guilty secret is.............. i love fog. A real peasouper. Brill.

Hmmm, plenty of material there ...

However, I love it when I can watch the mist swirl over the lake and up and around Rigi - absolutely beautiful. It often just sits there in swathes, like tinsel around a Christmas tree.

On the other hand, I also love the mad weather that sometimes occurs in the dot in the Med where I also live - furiously strong winds that take your breath away and tropical rain that floods the island in 30 minutes!!

Jaro 12.05.2011 10:31

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Originally Posted by cricketer (Post 1193444)
sun sicko reporting in:cool:
I want sun sun sun , hotness , cold beers , swin in the pool/sea. some sicko above likes fog:eek: how weird is that.....

go form your own sun thread ;)


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