you spend a lot of time outdoors in Florida you will
occasionally get caught in the rain. This is not
always a bad thing - so long as there is no lightning,
you can enjoy sights and sounds of the river that only
occur when it rains.
one thing, rainstorms are different. Sometimes you get
wind and waves and the rain stings as it is driven into
your face, and sometimes the rain just falls straight down
in big, sloppy drops.
are the best rains to get caught in. You get to see the
patterns of raindrops on the smooth surface of the river
and see the little bubbles of air they create swirling
off with the current. The sound is beautiful, too - you
hear varied "plunks" of different sized raindrops
striking the water, and then the soft "pop!" of
the air bubbles rising up and bursting.
Sometimes you can see the rain approaching from a long ways off.
day we were going across Little Sawgrass in a gentle
rain and were serenaded by frogs. Little Sawgrass
is very grassy, and as the rain fell thousands of frogs
came up to the surface of the grass and raised their
noses to the sky to croak a happy chorus of "ribbits" and "croaks".
It was a fantastic sight and sound!
The rain moves across the marsh towards the old lightning-blasted
Sometimes you even get to see a rainbow!