water cycle - quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing
From the time Nina was two years old, she was fascinated by things such as clouds and where the puddles disappeared to. After all, they were there one moment, she splashed in them in her glorious red wellington boots, then gone. She was a little young to be told it was the water cycle, but she was a curious thing and so I told her what had happened. The clouds got colder up there in the sky, so cold that they shivered out some rain. The rain came to make the puddles for her to splash in, all "liquidy" and wet. Then out came Mr Sun to dry up all that rain, to warm up the water and send it back into the clouds from where it came. She liked that. She said, "And sometimes animals, like our dog, drink the rain water. The trees drink it too, and the flowers and the grass!" I was impressed with Nina, I always was. She was so curious, so quick to catch onto concepts.
The clouds went right ahead and condensed over the house, sending a congregation, a veritable choir, of precipitation onto the tin roof. What a musical sound that made! I gotta say, this is my very favourite part of the water cycle, rain, rain and more rain!
It was as if the puddles were evaporating before our very eyes, there was a white-steam from the fences, as if the clouds were forming right there before our very eyes. Greg snorted, "The water cycle, eh? It's everywhere I look. One day you're oblivious to it and then some teacher fills you in and boom... water, water everywhere and plenty of drops to drink."
I wondered that day, what it would be to ride upon a water molecule, to sit upon oxygen as if it were a fine saddle and hold on the the hydrogen atoms. I wondered if the water cycle would be a fairground ride of sorts, going through the process of heating and cooling, of being in a fast, fast gas, to a slower liquid, to spending time simply vibrating in ice on some pond. Of all of it, from the condensation into rain, to the evaporation of puddles, I think sublimation would be the most fun. Imagine the G-force, solid to gas just like that, from vibrations to whizzing at atomic mach 1.