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Florida is home of the daily afternoon rain shower. And this past week’s been spent with many a storm.

However, I like rain. I really do. I actually found it quite calming to walk through the (light) rain, while listening to jazz music. That’s my idea to beginning of a perfect day. There’s really nothing like a light summer rain.

Longfellow thinks so too.

Rain in Summer

How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs!
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!

Across the window pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!

In the country, on every side,
Where far and wide,
Like a leopard’s tawny and spotted hide,
Stretches the plain,
To the dry grass and the drier