This image of nimbostratus clouds was taken in Seattle, WA. Notice the rain falling out of the cloud as well as the rainbow!
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Courtesy of Peggy LeMone
Rain, by Robert Louis Stevenson
THE RAIN is raining all around,
It falls on field and tree,
It rains on the umbrellas here,
And on the ships at sea.
- Robert Louis Stevenson, from A Child's Garden of Verses (1850-1894, Scottish writer)
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