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Rain Pictures from Around the World

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Rain can represent change. It can be peaceful or it can be powerfully destructive. It can conjure up images of renewal and joy or depression and sadness. The images you find in rain pictures are merely up to your interpretation.

On this page, we have a number of pictures of rain, from droplets on flowers to brewing storms in the distance.

The Sound of Rain - If you would enjoy the sound of rain while you browse, click here.

In this photograph, a storm is approaching. It's not just some harmless moisture dropping from the sky, it's a powerful electrical event with thunder and lightning. This isn't a storm children will race around in, it's one that forces you to take cover and listen to the awesome display of natures power from the safety of your home.

This image seems to depict a summer rain shower. It's a soaking kind of rain, the kind that a lush green forest depends upon. The leaves filter out the harshest of the weather and soak up a bit of the moisture they need before the excess falls to the ground and feeds the millions of roots below the surface.

Depending upon your perspective, the long walk home in the rain can either be a source of contemplation, relaxing, a chance to splash around a bit, or tiresome. Of course, when you are prepared with an umbrella there's really not too much to worry about when it's a calm day as it appears to be in this instance.

While we most often duck in out of the rain, the flora doesn't really have that option. Petals, leaves, and blades of grass must bow down as raindrops accumulate on them. This slouched posture won't last though, once the sun returns and the foliage is relieved of the extra weight they spring back with renewed vigor following a good drink. The blooms below appear to be Foxglove.

In this photo, it appears that a storm has passed. The rain can still be seen out over the water beyond the homes and barns near the beach. A colorful rainbow appears as the sun breaks through.

For millions of us, this photograph brings back fond memories from our childhood. Gentle summer rain is a perfect chance to run around in the downpour to cool off or to simply splash around after the fact.

While there is certainly a time when frolicking in the rain is ideal or we get caught out in a downpour, most of the time we prefer to hide away indoors and observe the display while staying warm and dry. The lull of steady rain is the perfect backdrop for a nap. In this image, it's easy to imagine a rainy day seated by a window, reading a book and gazing out the window as time stretches on.

This image shows the beauty of raindrops falling into puddles on the ground. The ever-present and gentle pitter patter sound reassuring the soul.

In this photograph, light rain has started to fall. A drive through the country takes on a different feel. As the pavement begins to accumulate moisture your tires begin to hum. As the rainfall picks up, the sound of it drumming against your windshield and the rhythm of your windshield wipers insulates you from all other noise. Your car suddenly becomes a safe haven from the elements.

This image gives you a glimpse of what you would see if you venture out after a rainstorm. Water beaded up on every blade, leaf, and petal. It's delicate, refreshing, and a likely a sign the plants would be purring if they could.

Wet streets and splattered windows are a familiar sight after a good rain. This picture was taken in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

A sudden downpour or a day-long drenching can both turn sidewalks, hiking paths, and streets into rushing streams and rivers. This type of weather is why rain boots are made.

This photograph shows one of our feathered friends enduring or perhaps enjoying a gentle rain. If he is well preened, his feathers may be water repellent so perhaps he is unfazed by the inclement weather.

This rain picture demonstrates how dark and heavy a rainstorm can be. Clouds, thick and low, shut out all of the light confusing us as to the time of day. They create a monochrome world. When it's passed, the recolorization and brightening of the world are not unlike the arrival of Dorothy in the Land of Oz.

Certainly, the idea of spring creates many images in the mind. This photo captures two prominent ones. Cherry blossoms and rain.

In this image, you're on the streets of New York in a rainstorm. As in all cities, life goes on whether you are driving, biking, or walking.

In this photo, you can see that an autumn rain has passed through. The brightly colored leaves are still shedding water droplets.

Here is another image which was taken after the storm. This macro shot of a raindrop laden flower is striking. The detail and lighting give it the appearance of being glass or crystal artwork.

This is another lovely shot of a peaceful, secluded spot along a park or garden path after rainfall. Damp and quiet, even the insects and small wildlife haven't yet emerged from their hiding places.

Deep in the woods, there is shelter to be found from light rains but as it continues or becomes heavier, the life-giving rain finds it's a way through. Filtered light, damp footing, and a quiet that is disturbed only by falling droplets make this a magical place.

A lush garden needs rain and plenty of it.

A final photo takes us down the path through a rain-soaked woods.

© 2009 Ruth Coffee

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acneanswers on March 07, 2013:

As I write the rain is falling outside my window. Cool. I must get my camera out

anonymous on February 19, 2013:

Refreshing & whimsical â¥

anonymous on January 18, 2013:

its very very rich iloved it

anonymous on January 18, 2013:

its very very rich iloved it

RinchenChodron on January 08, 2013:

Great photos - such a beautiful lens.

anonymous on December 03, 2012:

thank-u is all I can say, we don't get much of this in southern California

PaigSr from State of Confusion on October 30, 2012:

Growing up on a lake I have seen the rain drops from above and below the water. It was fun to see the rain come down the lake towards us or coming across the lake at us. These are only a couple of memories but great to remember.

Pat Goltz on October 30, 2012:

I like the fact that you included explanations with these wonderful photographs!

Melissa Miotke from Arizona on October 29, 2012:

Really beautiful. It's peaceful just looking at these pictures. Blessed!

ZimelArt LM on September 05, 2012:

Wow!!! Very nice pictures and Lens

anonymous on September 02, 2012:

wish it would rain today...

anonymous on September 01, 2012:

It's raining outside, my husband and my son are out walking. It's a very quiet and relaxing day. I like this lens very much, you've gor some beautiful pictures.

Leah J. Hileman from East Berlin, PA, USA on August 21, 2012:

Great lens, and it was a good idea to share the rain video as a background track.

anonymous on August 13, 2012:

Loved these photos, but I live in Ireland and we have had a summer (!) of rain, I love blue skies!! sorry to rain on everyone's parade..

InfusionArt LM on July 24, 2012:

What a cool lens, I love the rain and how it makes me feel. Love this!

CristianStan on July 21, 2012:

I still need to buy a much better camera so I could have produce a high quality picture like this one. What I like most among the picture is the flower close-up. The flower picture looks fake at first glance!

peggygallyot on July 19, 2012:

I too love the rain .it cools down the atmosphere

SpenceG on July 14, 2012:

I love the rain.

anonymous on June 26, 2012:

awesome

anonymous on June 18, 2012:

wow....

nice......

suprb pics.... :)

anonymous on June 15, 2012:

I like raining season and raining pictures.

anonymous on June 11, 2012:

I really enjoyed the photos that are displayed here. There is a photo by Russell Burton (Colored leaves) that my cousin would like to get permission to use on a new CD project that he just completed. Could you assist me in getting this permisison from Mr. Burton. You can contact me at jerryolinger@embarqmail.com Thank you. Jerry

anonymous on June 07, 2012:

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LovelyMom77 on May 30, 2012:

Love the pictures, especially the gentleman walking with his umbrella beneath the localized shower. "Temporary struggles" says so much.

wolvyz on May 17, 2012:

I find rain very beautiful. Thanks for this beautiful post

anonymous on May 15, 2012:

there are some awesome pictures in your lens.Great job!

pcgamehardware on May 13, 2012:

Very cool collection of some fantastic Photos mulberry, thanks for sharing.

I feel refreshed just checking out your picture selection. :)

MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose from Washington State on May 04, 2012:

Wow, we get so much rain, I didn't think I would like any of these. Beautiful

faye durham on May 03, 2012:

Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this.

garagerob on April 13, 2012:

positively enchanting ;-) nice work.

Monica Ranstrom on April 01, 2012:

Beautifully done. I love the rain and I love the touch of having the sounds of rain while I looked at the pictures!

JeanJohnson LM on March 25, 2012:

Amazing photographs, enjoyed this lens.

Rob Hemphill from Ireland on March 17, 2012:

Really cool lens, love the pics!

Lindrus on March 16, 2012:

Very nice and artistic photos!

jlshernandez on March 07, 2012:

Just love the pictures. Rain is so calming.

TrialError on February 16, 2012:

Great collection. Thanks

vincente lm on February 14, 2012:

So refreshing .. we are currently in the Rain Forrest in Sri Lanka and just had a rain shower this morning

MelonyVaughan on February 10, 2012:

Beautiful images. I just love the sound and smell of rain.

poppy mercer from London on February 04, 2012:

Lovely idea...thank you for giving me a quiet 10 minutes with such lovely images.

Mamaboo LM on February 02, 2012:

I love your lens. For decades rain has been something very special to me. I thank you for such a beautiful lens this day. And may you be blessed for having taken the time to do it!

seosmm on January 31, 2012:

There is just something about rain. So peaceful and invigorating. Nice lens!

cajkovska lm on January 30, 2012:

Very nice photos.... i like rain

crstnblue on January 28, 2012:

Very nice lens dedicated to rain and wonderful photos!

Ann Scaling Tucker from Enid, OK on January 15, 2012:

Rain is my favorite kind of weather. I even have a sound machine for rain in my bedroom. Here is a little SquidAngel dust and I hope you have a great year.

dvdmoviereviews on January 05, 2012:

very cool pictures

PeterStip on December 25, 2011:

great lens, thanks, so rain can be beautiful.

Northwestphotos on December 18, 2011:

Beautiful done!

mikeguerro221 on October 27, 2011:

awesome rain pictures!

mikeguerro221 on October 27, 2011:

awesome!!! great lens.

Loveyourshoes on October 25, 2011:

beautiful pictures and a great lens thankyou, do not really love the rain when I am on my motorbike though but makes me appreciate dry roads even more............

JaessicaCamira on October 18, 2011:

This is so refreshing and rejuvenating! Thankyou for this blissful peace :)

TransplantedSoul on October 16, 2011:

I spent a few hours yesterday driving through intense rain. It was alternately dark, sunny, raining with lots of wind. It does make for some great pictures. Thanks.

SaintFrantic on October 14, 2011:

I love to be inside when it rains and look outside and relax.Then when it stops to go out for a long walk

TopTenLists on September 27, 2011:

what a great idea for a lens! Well done.

NevermoreShirts on September 27, 2011:

How beautiful - I love rain in all its shapes and forms. :)

efrancois on September 16, 2011:

Very nice pictures, love it!

Mary Crowther from Havre de Grace on September 09, 2011:

Very peaceful and beautiful lens!

sbconcepts on September 04, 2011:

Beautiful pictures! Love the smell right after a spring shower and to hear rain falling on a tin roof. Thanks for sharing...

Peggy Hazelwood from Desert Southwest, U.S.A. on September 01, 2011:

Gorgeous!

Mosoma on September 01, 2011:

Beautiful pictures. Thank you.

bossy gal on August 20, 2011:

Each picture defines a different story of its own, i loved the pictures as they are crystal clear and different from each other..Great work..loved it:)

anonymous on August 18, 2011:

Hi mulberry,

Nice lense, very relaxing. A great collection of photographs that convey a nice feeling of tranquility somehow. :)

N T T

louvilejames on August 17, 2011:

I love love watching the rain as it hit the ground... and the rain picture you got here was all great...

KimGiancaterino on August 13, 2011:

I enjoyed this collection very much!

clouda9 lm on August 10, 2011:

Beautiful photos of rain, I love the smell of the rain here in our woods. My fave shot on here is the one by Nicole Katano of the little child sitting in the rain...made me smile. *Blessed by a visiting angel today.

appucool on August 05, 2011:

hmmmmmm....i jus love rain..:)

seoacrossworld on August 04, 2011:

Wooooooooowwww... Great pics... i love rain so much

sousababy on August 02, 2011:

Absolute gorgeous . . everything looks so much healthier after it rains.

gypsyman27 lm on August 01, 2011:

Beautiful imagery from these shots of rain in different environments. Very nice work. See you around the galaxy...

anonymous on July 24, 2011:

Love these amazing pictures of rain, it is so beautiful - this wonderful gift of nature.

anticloud on July 19, 2011:

This is a gorgeous lens. I love the rain.

anonymous on July 17, 2011:

this is what i m looking for.its make me relax and a peace of mind in the drop of water.

THANK YOU

MikePeterson1 on July 15, 2011:

I love it thanks, so beautiful

nolinel lm on July 13, 2011:

This is just so beautiful, thank you....

sponias lm on July 12, 2011:

I like the rain, especially the tropical one, when the weather is hot.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on July 12, 2011:

These are so beautiful and what a job putting them together. Enjoyed these pictures.

Sniff It Out on July 10, 2011:

Some fantastic pictures of rain! I particularly liked the Golden Gate Bridge.

rewards4life info on June 30, 2011:

I love the rain and being out in it, it has a mysterious feel. It's great thinking weather. Amazing pictures and the child sitting in the puddle is adorable. Just beautiful.

Tolovaj Publishing House from Ljubljana on June 17, 2011:

Beautiful pics. I like rain, but I do not like to be wet:)

bikerministry on June 15, 2011:

Wow - we had lots of rain today, yet none as pretty as these pics.

efriedman on June 07, 2011:

stunning images. they really make me think

anonymous on June 06, 2011:

Beautiful photo's of rain. I love rain and could watch it raining for hours. I especially love thunderstorms. Great lens.

pinkrenegade lm on May 31, 2011:

Very beautiful pictures and lens. I like the picture in the farmland. Very nice.

sagebrushmama on May 05, 2011:

Beautiful pictures!

mehulsey lm on May 04, 2011:

I too love the boat picture in Malaysia! Beautiful Lens...you've been blessed!

anonymous on May 03, 2011:

That picture of the boat in Malaysia is breathtaking.

NYThroughTheLens on April 24, 2011:

Gorgeous lens. Absolutely gorgeous.

JanezKranjski on April 13, 2011:

I like rain, specially it's by-product rainbow

anonymous on April 10, 2011:

It's so powerful and impressive lens about rain.. dear mulberry :) You've presented all beautiful rain pictures, photography and posters with your own wonderful writing. So happy to visit here and proud to know you. Have a wonderful time.. dear mulberry :)

careermom on April 08, 2011:

I live in the desert so I'm like a child when when finally get rain. It feels so amazing.

Renaissance Woman from Colorado on April 03, 2011:

Because I live where rain is rare â high desert â I find myself totally exhilarated when the rains do come. I have stood still in rapt attention for close to an hour watching a rain shower after a long period of drought. Lovely lens!

anonymous on March 22, 2011:

Right now we're dreading rain and snow in Fargo due to coming floods but this was a sweet retreat to being able to enjoy the wonders of rain, beautifully done!

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on March 21, 2011:

This is really a cool page! I am lensroling it to my H2Owater lens.

CruiseReady from East Central Florida on March 21, 2011:

This is really a cool page! I am lensroling it to my H2Owater lens.

norma-holt on March 06, 2011:

What a perfectly wonderful lens. Great topic and originality. Loved the pics and now featured on Floods, Drought and Climate Change

sorana lm on February 23, 2011:

Awse lens. Love it.

EpiphanyLondon on February 15, 2011:

Lovely photos! :-D

ChrisDay LM on February 13, 2011:

Truly beautiful!

JeremiahStanghini on February 07, 2011:

What a beautiful lens!

With Love and Gratitude,

Jeremiah

sheriangell on January 22, 2011:

This visit was such a pleasing experience, I love the rain (as long as it's warm)!

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