A Rainy Day
Total Essay – 3
Essay No. 01
The scorching heat of the summer months is unbearable and torturing. The earth gets parched and cracked. All living creatures look towards the sky and pray to God to send rain. Rains come and one and all make merry and dance with joy.
One day in the month of July when I left my bed I found that a pleasant breeze was blowing. Clouds were gathering. Soon there was lightning and thunder. I left for my school and there was no rain. Hardly had I covered half the distance when raindrops began to fall. I hurried along and soon it was raining in torrents.
Attendance was very thin and the students who had reached the school were fully drenched. The downpour continued. The school was closed for the day.
Rain was in full fury. We waited in the gallery. Dark clouds had covered the whole sky in no time the gutters and low-lying streets were all overflowing. We had to wade through the overflowing water. I was wet to the skin when I reached home. I changed my clothes. Now there was only a light drizzle. My heart was leaping to go out and once again enjoy the soft slaps of rain.
The rains made the atmosphere cool and pleasant. It was a sin to shut myself in my home. Ignoring my mother’s call I headed for the company garden to enjoy various scenes and sights.
Rainwater had accumulated in the form of shallow pools. Seeing kids floating paper boats in them I remembered my childhood. A soft breeze was blowing. It and the beauty of the garden refreshed my mind and soul. Plants and trees after a bath looked just beautiful. Flowers with their drooping heads welcomed the visitors. Birds were chirping again and they were bathing in the pool water. The clouds had nearly cleared by now. There appeared a rainbow. Its beauty just enthralled everybody. The sunset looked different that day.
The weather became colder. From a tea stall, I got a hot cup of tea and sipped it. I enjoyed each sip. It was getting dark. I was shivering but was enjoying each moment. A rainy day is a great blessing.
A Rainy Day
Essay No. 02
A rainy day in summer is the greatest blessing. This year the summer was very long. Everyone was waiting for the rain. They were praying to God. One day, the sky was covered with black clouds. When it rained, everybody was happy. The children started playing in the rain. I sat by the window and looked out on the road. I could see the rainbow in the sky. It was very pleasant. I enjoyed the cool air.
A Rainy Day
Essay No. 03
Rains are a great blessing for mankind. They are welcomed by all, young and old alike, especially in the summer season. Rains are the backbone of our agricultural economy. The farmers in our country also welcome them. Sometimes they may also prove to be a curse when they cause floods in many parts of our country, bringing untold miseries to our people. Untimely rains may ruin the standing crops also. But there is no doubt that the prosperity of our country depends greatly on the rains.
It has been rightly said that Indian agriculture is a gamble in the rains. The prosperity of our farmers greatly depends on them. If the rains are sufficient, then we have a good agricultural crop and if they are scanty then famine takes place in many parts of our country. On the other hand, if there are more rains than needed they bring ruination for the people. Thus we can say that rains are both a blessing and a curse for our countrymen.
In the summer season when it is very hot the people pray for rains, so that they can get some relief from the scorching heat of the sun. At such time when the clouds appear on the sky everybody becomes happy. I remember one such day last June when it was very hot, but all of a sudden the sky was overcast with dark and thick clouds. After sometime a cool breeze began to blow, bringing down the high temperature.
It now looked that rain was quite imminent. The clouds also started thundering and we could understand that there would be a heavy downpour. Then suddenly it started raining heavily. The joy of the people knew no bounds. At that time I was going to the market and got wet. But I took shelter immediately in a shop lest I should be fully drenched.
Thereafter it started raining in torrents. It must have rained for three hours continuously. All the roads and the streets were flooded with water. It looked as if there was water and water everywhere.
There was knee deep water on certain roads and low lying areas in the city. The traffic on these roads had been closed for some time.
The children were very happy and were running in the rain water after removing their clothes. Many small children started swimming in the streets. They would play and shout with joy. The small children also started playing with paper-boats which they had made with multicoloured paper.
Of course the rains also brought misery to certain people. Many huts in the low lying slums were washed away. Many houses also collapsed due to the continuous rains. The roots of many old houses started leaking. The streets and roads had become quite slippery. I saw one fat person who slipped and feel down in the muddy water. The naughty children started laughing at him. Some people helped him to clean his clothes and stand on his feet again.
No doubt the trees looked as if they were washed by nature. The leaves now looked green and pleasant, as if they had changed their clothes. The farmers were also very happy as they hoped to have good crops now. Even the animals and birds were full of joy and mirth. Some ladies and old men could also be seen moving with their umbrellas after rain was over.
When the rain stopped ultimately the people started moving out. · The traffic which had come to a standstill now started moving on the roads. The buses also started moving and the people who had taken shelter under the roofs of shops and buildings now started moving out to their destinations. Thus, the rain made all the people happy as they had got rid of the scorching heat of summer. I also moved out of my shelter and came back home to change my clothes which had become wet and dirty.