It was Monday morning. But there was a grey background across the horizon unlike the bright hot sunny morning that I was used to seeing in summer. Well, the black clouds heralded rain. What a relief! A rainy day would bring about some relief from the scorching heat of summer as well as it was exhilarating to experience a rainy day on a Monday morning. I was already on my way to school when there began a heavy downpour.
It began raining cats and dogs and I could see a line of vehicles including mine caught in a traffic jam. It was rejuvenating to feel the cool breeze and experience a change in the weather. Nature seemed to come alive with the rain drops falling continuously from the sky. The fresh aroma of rain was simply tantalizing. While in my car waiting for the traffic lights to turn green, I could see people scurrying about with umbrellas and raincoats. My father had gifted me a new umbrella which I was carrying along with me. I knew I would be late for school, but a rainy day was an exception. I just imagined about the amount of fun I would have in school.
Finally I reached the school gates half an hour late. There was low attendance at school; so we had continuous free periods. Our teachers told us that we could do whatever we wanted. Hurrah! No studies today. I chatted a great deal with my friends and played a good number of games. During the break time I took my chance to get wet in the rain. It was a great experience. The trees on the field in the school premises had lost their dusty look and were wearing a lively green colour. The horizon had its own touch of beauty when I looked out from the window of our classroom.
School gave over early that day. There was a bit of inconvenience too. My mother came to pick me up. It was still raining. There was water logging across the city and I enjoyed myself jumping and splashing around in the rain water. It took us a good one hour to reach home. There was some hot lunch prepared by my mother. I really enjoyed it. The amazing experience of that rainy day had a lasting impression on my mind. It reminded me of a line in a poem which read 'the rain the welcome rain'.
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Essay No. 01
A Rainy Day in Rainy Season
How threading is nature on a rainy day. Yet she is lovely to look at. It is thrilling to move about on a day like this.
The day is dark and the sky is overcast with cloud. Rain comes down in torrents. Small muddy pools of water are here and there and everywhere. Trees bath themselves. Drops of water bang mother branches of the tree and drip on the earth below. A wander caught unaware is found taking shelter under the wide spreading branches of tall trees. No animal stress out. The whole region in drenched with rain.
Farmers with their bullocks, plough the fields. All are in ankle deep mud. It is steadily raining. They give up plugging. Mother earth is ready for fresh yield.
I walk up to the river bank on a day like this. Rain drops merge themselves into waves. Muddy waves throws their whole might against the bank. They oppose the movements of the boats. A blinding wind adds to the misery of the boatman. And the blinding rain obscures everything beyond.
I stand drenched under a tree. A few hours pass and streams came rushing down the sloppy places. Very soon they find level ground on and on the water flows sweeping away dirt and filth.
The incessant under a tree. Trees bath themselves. Drops of water bang mother branches of the tree and drip on the earth below. A wander caught unaware is found taking shelter under the wide spreading branches of tall trees. No animal stress out. The whole region in drenched with rain.
The rain stops and the clouds sail across the sky. The sun too shows it face but rather timidly. It seems frightened by the change that has came over nature. The nun hides again. The rainbow makes its appearance. Its beautiful colors lend a charm to the dull back ground of the sky. I see a flash of lighting and hear a distant rumbling and it rain.
The evening draws near. The rain pattes against the windows. Everyone is confined to his room. It rains hard and the wind hisses. The fury of nature goes on for hours.
Essay No. 02
A Rainy Day
In summer the heat in intense. Hot winds blow. A dark cloud or a shower of rain is always welcome. If the rain does not fall people pray for it. They do Yoga exercise. It is difficult to go out in burning heat.
In summer a rainy day is a day of enjoyment. When dark clouds cover the sky, we begin to dance with joy. When breeze blows and rain falls every heart is filled with delight. People go out to the canal or the river to hold picnic. Some people go out to enjoy sight of Nature. Young girls gather under some big tree to enjoy swing. They enjoy going up and down on the swing. They sing sweet songs. These songs give us great pleasure. Thus they make merry. Little children come out with lion clothes. They bathe in the rain water. Some of the m roll in dirty rain water. They float paper boats in the running water. How they shout when their boas sink or are carried away by the current of water !
Everything in nature has fresh look after rain. The grass which looked withered in summer’s heat a day before, rises it head proudly. It moves to and fro when the wind blows. The cuckoo sings its sweet songs from mango tree. It hails the rain. How sweet are its songs!
There are pools of water here and there. Houses and streets wash off their dirt. Trees and plants are bathed in rain water. They look gay and green Animals and birds also enjoy the rain. The frogs make a very pleasant noise after the rain. They begin to croak.
After rain roads, lanes and streets are covered with mud. It causes much trouble. We cannot walk without spoiling our clothes. Everybody feels uncomfortable for some time. Boys have to stop out- door games. People become bored and inactive. At some places railway track is damaged when it rains heavily. Mud huts begin to leak. Some are damaged under heavy rains. Boys and girls get completely wet. Sometimes they fall ill. They fall a prey to skin diseases.
On the whole a rainy day in the summer is generally full of joy. It brings comfort to us. It is fully enjoyable if the sun does not appear. But if the clouds break up the sun begins to shine more brightly. Then our joy disappears. The wind fails. Oh ! there is close again. The heat becomes more intense. How miserable we feel! The roads get muddy. Here and there the careless passers- by slip down. How people make fun of them! They spoil their clothes. But all the same rain is a must in a country like India.
Essay No. 03
A Rainy Day Makes Me Feel Happy
My brother, sister and I love rainy days. We enjoy playing in the rain very much. There is a very shallow stream near our house. Each time it rains, we go there to sail our paper boats and watch them being swept away. The rain makes the water in the stream deeper and it is exciting to watch the swift currents flow over the stones, carrying away leaves, grass from our garden. We watch intently as our paper boats are tossed about in the water. They down the stream and we often wonder where then sail swifdy they finally end up.
During the rain, we also love to sit and watch the puddles of water in our garden. As pools of water are formed, our ducks start splashing about in them, quacking noisily. Sometimes, we run out in the rain, throw stones into the puddles of water and watch the ripples of water growing bigger and bigger. The water looks like rings of silver as the shining raindrops fall onto its surface. I think the rain is better than the burning heat of the sun. Once in a while, we enjoy ourselves playing ball games in the rain. It is fun, provided we do not catch a cold or a chill. I like playing in the rain when there is no thunder or lightning.