The silver lullaby

Do you remember the joys of childhood rain —

How it used to call out your name as it thundered down

In a deafening chorus of music?

Rain was always warm back then

When it sounded like a silver lullaby

And strung the trees with its musical bells.

Even now it calls out my name

Asking me to join my childhood self with my daughter

As we twirl and dance in the rain.

For more rainy music, please visit: My World.

This is part of Jillsy’s Childhood Challenge too. Check it out!


80 responses

  1. What a wonderful post – nothing brings out the child in us like dancing in the rain!

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    May 23, 2011 at 17:13

  2. jillsygirl

    okay…you’ve got one post left and this one must be entered! Love it!

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    May 23, 2011 at 17:27

  3. Maybe dancing in it would help me feel less bitter about hte constant rain!

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    May 23, 2011 at 17:43

  4. Jim

    Lovely! Something very ethereal rain about……a life force maybe.

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    May 23, 2011 at 18:12

  5. What a beautiful post, full of love and the caress of gentle spring rain… So purifying, yet so very whimsical at the same time.;)
    Beautiful photography as always,
    xoxo

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    May 23, 2011 at 18:14

  6. Mmmmm, you are such a wizard at capturing feelings in your pics! 🙂

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    May 23, 2011 at 18:41

  7. Love the joy and dance in your daughter’s face and movement. What a contrast from my post about eight-year-old girls and when “looks” takes over their lives.

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    May 23, 2011 at 19:06

  8. Great sequence, the four pictures capture a longer period of time.

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    May 23, 2011 at 19:24

  9. I haven’t done that in YEARS! Looks like so much fun!!! =)

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    May 23, 2011 at 19:44

  10. I love the way you write your poetical sentences to the very beautiful photos. It’s a pleasure to visit you. Thanks!

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    May 23, 2011 at 19:52

  11. Lars-Göran Nordström

    Mycket bra regnbilder, särskilt tycker jag om den första.

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    May 23, 2011 at 19:56

  12. I loved your narration and your photographs! Your words are poetry…

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    May 23, 2011 at 20:24

  13. You know I love those rains, and after a long winter we feel exactly like your daughter in that picture! Great shot! 🙂
    Glad to see she is loving it.

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    May 23, 2011 at 20:45

  14. I grew up in a wet, rainy area and never thought of it like that… but now that you put it so musically, a summer rain did call us all outdoors to play.

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    May 23, 2011 at 20:59

  15. Ahh, those sweet memories of childhood and the purity and innocence of rain. This post stirs some great memories. 🙂

    Good stuff!

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    May 23, 2011 at 21:37

  16. Jan

    Oh how I remember playing in the rain as a child. Never worried about catching a cold or anything else …simply enjoying the moment. Just goes to show what over-thinking can do to one’s soul.

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    May 23, 2011 at 21:55

  17. Wow! Glorious post! I can feel the rain and the joy! Your daughter is is beautiful!

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    May 23, 2011 at 22:01

  18. lilalia

    We had the same thing here the other day and there were rivers running down the sides of the streets. You did a marvelous job of capturing the moment!

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    May 23, 2011 at 22:01

  19. Riet

    Oh wow, she is having so much fun. I love your photo’s and what a beautiful daughter

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    May 23, 2011 at 22:24

  20. Lovely tale told from an age thats gone by,
    Bringing memories back while in bed I lie.

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    May 23, 2011 at 22:51

  21. ah you paint the rain beautiful…love to hear rain and to dance in it…your pics gave me smiles…

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    May 23, 2011 at 22:51

  22. Beautiful and lovely photos in the rain. Excellent framing with nice drops, only needs to hear its sound. I love it. Greetings.

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    May 23, 2011 at 23:03

  23. Lovely post, I always complain about the rain, maybe I should think again!

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    May 23, 2011 at 23:12

  24. These are incredible captures! I LOVE dancing in the rain;)))))))

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    May 23, 2011 at 23:39

  25. Beautiful photos! A rainy day can be a great day 🙂

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    May 24, 2011 at 00:05

  26. Looks like pure happiness, great photo.

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    May 24, 2011 at 00:24

  27. I love your poetical words where rain is depicted so gentle and lovely! In Japan, rice planting started and we feel rain is blessed.
    Beautiful smile of your daughter tells us all!
    Thank you for sharing. Have a nice day.

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    May 24, 2011 at 00:44

  28. These are simple beautiful shots!!

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    May 24, 2011 at 01:37

  29. Her smile is contagious. I remember the rain calling my name and I remember answering its call.

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    May 24, 2011 at 01:59

  30. the second to last shot really shows the rain. I was soaked as if I had been dropped into a lake a year ago in May. I didn’t want to get that wet but after you do what are you going to do about but enjoy the wet. Nice post.

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    May 24, 2011 at 02:51

  31. I love these photos! I don’t know why I love watching rain, but I do. And your sweet daughter looks positively joyful…how fun!

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    May 24, 2011 at 02:58

  32. Oh my!
    A truly beautiful post!
    Made me happy!

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    May 24, 2011 at 03:39

  33. cherry blossom

    Yes, I do remember.
    And yes, I danced in the rain, too!
    Its’ beautiful to create memories like this with your daughter!
    She will remember these moments, too…
    (What a lovely smile!)

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    May 24, 2011 at 03:45

  34. Beee-youuuuu-tiful child! What delightful photos.

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    May 24, 2011 at 03:46

  35. Great photos. You did a fantastic job of capturing the movement of the rain drops. Very cool

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    May 24, 2011 at 04:08

  36. Joy just radiates from your beautiful daughter! I love that you retain that child-like joy by joining her!! Way to go. And next time it rains, I’m going out and play in it.

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    May 24, 2011 at 04:36

  37. Dear Lady Fi,
    This is magic 😉 xxx

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    May 24, 2011 at 05:14

  38. Thank you for the reminder that rain is fun! I spent all day grumbling about it or running away from it under my umbrella.

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    May 24, 2011 at 05:32

  39. Inspiring thoughts and images LadyFi.

    Add some puddle jumping and mud-splatting and it would describe our last few weeks here well.

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    May 24, 2011 at 05:36

  40. Always a delight to read your words/thoughts and enjoy your gorgeous captures! The joy in your beautiful daughters face is the perfect way for me to end my day! May you and your family enjoy the beginning of spring!

    Sylvia

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    May 24, 2011 at 05:49

  41. a WOW post!

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    May 24, 2011 at 05:52

  42. terrific post

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    May 24, 2011 at 06:09

  43. I’ve always loved rain – now I’m wanting to dance in it! Children can awaken us to ourselves. Lovely, Fi.

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    May 24, 2011 at 06:28

  44. The rain in Colorado is always cold- where I grew up as a girl it was warm and we would dance in the rain and splash in the puddles. It was delicious. I miss that! It’s lovely to see the picture of your daughter dancing in the rain!! Thanks!

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    May 24, 2011 at 06:37

  45. beautiful post and photos.

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    May 24, 2011 at 06:47

  46. How well you have captured the rain. These images are full of joy. Thanks for bringing back my childhood memories.

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    May 24, 2011 at 06:50

  47. I love your daughter’s joyful expression of spring rain and your way of capturing the rain. The smell of soil and leaves in the rain and the pattering sound are nice. I don’t mind torrential rain, if only I’m inside and enjoy watching it.

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    May 24, 2011 at 06:58

  48. i haven’t danced in the rain a quite a while…but i walked in the rain yesterday.:p
    gorgeous shots!

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    May 24, 2011 at 07:14

  49. Beautiful. This reminds me of the childhood.

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    May 24, 2011 at 10:09

  50. Thanks Ladyfi for bringing a little sunshine into these rainy days!

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    May 24, 2011 at 11:19

  51. Have you ever sat listening to rain thundering on the car roof? One of the best sensations ever!

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    May 24, 2011 at 12:07

  52. Al

    Great photos, so full of life and joy. We don’t get a lot of rain around here, and when it’s raining there’s usually lightning, so we don’t get to go out in the rain much.

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    May 24, 2011 at 12:40

  53. Great and fun post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    May 24, 2011 at 14:14

  54. I do remember. My cousin and I would put on adult sized rubber boots and slickers and dance around in the rain. When we got wet and cold, we’d go swimming in the lake. The water always felt warmer when it was raining. We felt very adventurous.

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    May 24, 2011 at 14:23

  55. Even if it rains, you can take a positive photo.Great.
    The rainy season has begun in Japan.
    I also want to take a good photo during the rainy day.

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    May 24, 2011 at 15:55

  56. Even if it rains, you can take a positive photo.Great.
    The rainy season has begun in Japan.
    I also want to take a good photo during the rainy day.

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    May 24, 2011 at 15:55

  57. I love being out in the rain when there is no lightening or tornadoes.

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    May 24, 2011 at 19:15

  58. Brings back the joys of childhood! Also reminds me of the days I lived in the Cayman Islands (1975-1997)…for part of the time I lived in a house with a corrugated roof and there was nothing lovelier than the sound of the rain on that roof!

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    May 24, 2011 at 19:52

  59. I love the magic in your heart.

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    May 24, 2011 at 20:45

  60. Yes rain is cleansing and spiritual…we’ve had our share this year…so that means..lots of vegetation!

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    May 24, 2011 at 21:11

  61. Maggie May

    What beautiful photos and a really lovely child.
    Rain certainly holds a fascination to most children.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    May 24, 2011 at 21:15

  62. Wow, you’ve captured the pouring rain so beautifully…

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    May 24, 2011 at 21:48

  63. cloudia

    Thank you for charming me back to childhood and a dance with the gorgeous princess!

    Aloha from Honolulu

    Comfort Spiral

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    May 24, 2011 at 23:35

  64. While rain has been a bit scary downunder here in Australia over the last few months, your words and pictures have made it beautiful again!

    Have a great day!!

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    May 25, 2011 at 13:48

  65. A lovely post with great shots!
    Thanks for sharing;o)
    Hope you are having a nice and happy day¤

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    May 25, 2011 at 14:52

  66. Yes, I do! I remember the rain, and you have captured the feeling perfectly. I thank you and your daughter for a most wonderful “rainy-good morning!”

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    May 25, 2011 at 15:34

  67. Good capture of the rain. Wish I could maintain some of that attitude 😉

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    May 25, 2011 at 18:50

  68. Fantastic pictures, and prose! You have captured the essence of joy in them.

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    May 25, 2011 at 19:06

  69. Rain can be wonderful! Great post and photos!

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    May 25, 2011 at 19:59

  70. I’ve always enjoyed being in a light rain shower. And I love the sound of rain on the roof. Nothing makes me feel cozier. Love the photos of your daughter! She looks so happy and free!

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    May 26, 2011 at 02:58

  71. Beautiful! Those raindrops, those memories..I feel like a child again!

    My Yatra Diary…

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    May 26, 2011 at 10:57

  72. I like your daughter’s carefree attitude in the rain. I had to go out in the pooring rain for a short time today too, but didn’t enjoy it like your daughter did! – Dave 🙂

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    May 26, 2011 at 11:18

  73. Best thing to do in a raining afternoon?
    Reading a book, enjoying a cup of tea! 🙂

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    May 26, 2011 at 15:34

  74. Spring rains are the best……

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    May 26, 2011 at 16:35

  75. Came back to say, Congrats on being in the top five of Jillsy’s challenge.

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    May 27, 2011 at 01:10

  76. just beautiful!

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    May 27, 2011 at 03:30

  77. Beautiful rain shots!! 🙂

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    May 29, 2011 at 07:10

  78. she is simply wonderful…I would like to take some photos of her.
    nice sunday

    and you? how are you? do u still in UK?

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    May 29, 2011 at 09:01

  79. fantastic moments and fantastics shot!!!
    really I loved!!

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    May 29, 2011 at 12:37

  80. Dancing in the rain; magic. 🙂

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    May 29, 2011 at 13:41

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