|Just 20 minutes from downtown Savannah|
Tybee Island beach at sunrise with
rain clouds just above the horizon.
Photo © Jerry Harris
Yet visitors move along undeterred by the day's drizzles or spurts of heavier rain. People on the sidewalks simply pause under awnings temporarily, take time for window shopping, or head into a bakery, coffee shop, ice cream parlor, or martini bar for impromptu refreshments.
“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ― Roger Miller
Our guests and all of us at Zeigler House Inn, an historic Savannah inn in the National Landmark Historic District, get to enjoy nature's rainfall ... from the inn's tall windows, our porch overlooking magnificent Jones Street, or the relaxing veranda porch.
What do we like best about rain in Savannah?
- Greenery glistens. Savannah needs the rain for our urban forest to remain lush and beautifully green.
- Flowers seem to smile. The color-rich and fragrant, secret gardens and squares (garden parks) please so many Savannah visitors!
- The pitter patter rhythm spills onto our windows. Nature seems to dance on the window sill.
- It's a calming showtime of water cascading rain or spraying mist drizzles.
- Rain in Savannah is a reminder that there is a time for all things great and small in nature.
- There's a refreshing smell of cooling rain hitting the steamy Savannah sidewalks.
- Rain cools the spring, summer, and fall air.
- Even when the storm clouds gather, we think of how blessed we are to live in America. Especially today and patriotic holidays, the tune "God Bless America" comes to mind. (Of course, the storm clouds were of World War II looming in the song.)
- The birds seem to love it! Listen to how happy they are in the early morning following a rain.
- Rainfall replenishes Savannah's natural aquifers.
"What's the first thing an actor learns? 'The show must go on!' Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show MUST go on! " -- Cosmo Brown, Singing in the Rain