This would be the one feeling every one of us is interested in expressing when they talk about rain. I have come across several souls who express their love for the immense freshness they feel just after a rain. First rain of the season, that evokes so many of us, making us more poetic/romantic/ nature lover. No matter how fed up we happened to be or stressed/sad with our life, a rain can wipe away all the weariness and make our souls feel fresh 🙂
Scientifically, this distinct earthy flavor is due to an organic compound called GEOSMIN produced by Actinobacteria and human nose is extremely sensitive to geosmin that it can detect even a low concentration of 5 parts per trillion of geosmin.
So I suppose now you know the real name for the earthy aroma (PETRICHOR) and reason (GEOSMIN produced by bacteria).
I thought of sharing few gif images related to rain, hope you like it. These are images which hold the magic; they can evoke the writer in you & me 🙂



Who doesn’t wish to get out into the rain? Some wish to watch the rain and some wish to be in the rain (i guess more beautiful statement was made about rain by Bob Marley).  Being part of the reading community, i prefer both (depends on my mood) either watch the rain or feel the rain 🙂 So what do you prefer??? Let me know 🙂


പുറത്തു മഴ കനക്കുകയാണ് , എന്റെ മനസിലെ പേമാരിയും.  വീടിന്റെ അടുക്കള പുറത്തു ഞാൻ ഇറങ്ങി നിന്നു, ഈ പെയ്യുന്ന മഴയുടെ സീല്കാരത്തെ എന്നിലേക്ക്‌ ആവാഹിക്കാൻ എന്ന പോലെ. കടലിലേക്ക് വഴിയറിയാതെ ലക്‌ഷ്യം മാത്രം അറിഞ്ഞു യാത്ര തിരിക്കുന്ന ഈ മഴത്തുള്ളികൾക്കു ഒപ്പം ഞാൻ എന്റെ കണ്ണുനീര്തുള്ളികളെ യാത്ര അയക്കാൻ ആശിക്കുന്നു   

PS: This post is part of my
Wordly Wednesday series.


47 thoughts on “PETRICHOR…”

  1. Wow! Sometimes to watch.. sometimes to get drench in the rain.. even swimming in the pond when it rains.. i love everything about RAIN.. Thanks for sharing Elaine.. happy morning 🙂

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  2. You made me remind of these lines by charlie chaplin-i love to walk in the rain as no one see my tears 🙂
    This post is a great example even if you got little to tell tell it beautifully.
    Kannadachal namukku ellavarkkum aa mazhayude sound kelkkam alle?

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  3. I love the rain, and i live in the state of Oregon and we get lots of it here. I went for a three mile walk in it this morning, properly dressed for it, of course. 🙂 When the rain had a short break, the scent outdoors was lovely.

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