The smell of rain

Here in Cañon del Chicamocha, the rain tends to come up the valley from the south. Quite often, we can see the lightning, hear the thunder in the distance, and see it further down the valley.

If there is lightning, thunder, and the visuals, it doesn’t always come all the way here. But if I smell it, it seems more likely to arrive. I guess it’s because the smell means that the wind is towards us and stronger.

Last night, I smelled the rain in the evening and it arrived around 3 am.

I love that I can smell the rain before it comes. I love the smell of rain (petrichor). I love learning about and experiencing these patterns in nature.

The photo is of the rain further down the valley seen from this area, taken a couple of years ago when we stayed at the house of friends.


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THE SMELL OF RAIN

Here in Cañon del Chicamocha, the rain tends to come up the valley from the south. That means that I often smell the rain some hours before it arrives here.

Last night, I smelled the rain in the evening, and it arrived around 3am. The rain here seems to come at night and end in the morning.

I love that I can smell the rain before it comes. I love the smell of rain (petrichor). I love learning about and experiencing these patterns in nature.

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