I love the puddles and earthy smell that rain brings even more than I love sunshine. A few weeks ago after a night of showers, two co-workers poked their heads in and commented that it smelled like worms outside. And they thought it was disgusting.
I never realized that the smell I was smitten with was actually...worms. Suddenly the rain's whimsy factor took a giant tank in my book...
But at least the rain is a great excuse for investing in a cheery umbrella, like these from pare*umbrella.
(Photo by BlendedSplendid)