I love the smell of rain. Sometimes you can smell it just before it arrives. There's the wonderful aroma of rain on freshly mown grass and the fragrance of the cool freshness of rain after a long hot day.
In his book, Surprised by Laughter, Terry Lindvall quotes CS Lewis as saying he learnt to enjoy the wetness of the rain. Not just endure it or live with it but actually enjoy it. I think I can understand that, living as he did in a country with an abundance of rain. It reminds me of the saying, “Some people feel the rain and others just get wet”.
But most of all I love the way ordinary, everyday things have an added beauty when touched by raindrops ... a leaf, a spider's web, a simple flower.