Insight into the raindrop

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Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
by Leona Atkinson

Wondrous Works blog

If you live in Oregon the song, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach and sung by B.J. Thomas in 1969, might be an appropriate song to sing.

It rains so much in Oregon that sometimes we have a hard time giving thanks for it.

But I would agree with this unknown author, that, “Anyone who says sunshine brings happiness has never danced in the rain” for after many days of drought in the Midwest one year, I actually found myself running out to dance in the rain when it finally came my way!

Rain is truly a blessing and is one of God’s most wondrous works.

Consider a raindrop…it can vary in size from 0.1 millimetres (0.0039 in) to 9 millimetres (0.35 in) that is pretty small!  Popular belief is that a raindrop is shaped like a teardrop,however, that is not true.  Raindrops are actually spherical and as they increase in size they become oblate. The largest ones often resemble a parachute in shape.

“Why are raindrops are different sizes?” It all has to do with clouds,condensation and particles.

USGS website explains it well.  http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/raindropsizes.html

As we see, even tiny raindrops are amazingly complex and truly wondrous creations.  Let’s remember this the next time we venture out into our rainy Oregon weather.  Let’s look up, give thanks and perhaps,become like a kid again by trying to catch one of those tiny droplets on our tongue !

This unknown author said it well:
“Sometimes I see myself as a child in a rain storm, running around trying to catch all the drops in his mouth.
I long for your adventures to be like the raindrops the child saves and not those which crash to the ground.”

For more information check out these links:
“Raindrops Keep Fallin on My Head” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raindrops_Keep_Fallin%27_on_My_Head
Rain http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rain

Raindrops   http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/raindropsizes.html
http://www.dimensionsguide.com/dimension-of-a-raindrop/