On our planet, rain is water in the form of droplets. Everybody knows that a water molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms. However, I found out that scientists believe that in some distant parts of the universe really extraordinary types of rain are falling. Can you imagine green crystal rain on a star in the constellation Orion, iron rain on a brown dwarf, or sapphires pouring down from the clouds on a far-flung planet? Click on the link below and you can see what the fantastic sapphire rain falling might look like. Enjoy!
In many parts of this country, it has not rained a lot since late in May. The light rainfall has caused some serious problems: a water shortage, and a disruption to vegetable growing and rice planting. What we are expecting are typhoons that surely will bring much rain, but what we want are of course not very violent ones but medium-strength or weak ones.
Although the rainy season is a gloomy time because of the humidity, many pretty flowers are blooming in this season and they are delight to the eye. These are some of the flowers that were in bloom in the gardens of Hondo-ji temple in Chiba prefecture I visited several days ago. Fortunately, it is raining now outside.