The first rain of the winter in Cyprus

It was beautiful. The sight, pleasing. The petrichor*, soothing. I got up very early (7 AM) today morning, as i had to go to the vegetable market and when i stepped out of the house, it was pouring!
Cyprus is transformed during the rainy season and just a bit of rainfall is enough to bring out the greens of the trees. I hope that this rain was not just a freak storm and it continues. This would help alleviate the water problem as well as make the winter sights something to look forward to.
Hoping for a nice winter …

*Petrichor – The pleasant smell that accompanies the first rain after a dry spell. [From petro- (rock), from Greek petros (stone) + ichor (the fluid that is supposed to flow in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology)

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  1. Sue says:

    Thank you, I hadn’t realised there was a name for that distinctive scent. I shall remember petrichor for future reference 🙂

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