Posted in amsterdam, soundscapes July 22nd, 2009 by piablog

It’s dark out there. And stormy.
I’ve turned off my music, and I’ve switched off the phone.



I’m listening to – and breathing in – the rain.

Please press the play button below to sit with me on my boat, and listen…

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Let your mind and heart wander. This gentle storm will take us far away and bring us back to the present, in the kindest of ways.




Enjoy the rest of your day my dear readers. And if night has fallen in your corner of the world, I hope you will have the sweetest dreams tonight.



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  1. Miranda says

    This sound was all I needed after a wonderful day. Thanks!

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  2. emma says

    What a beautiful, beautiful thing to do on your blog Pia, I feel somehow refresh after listening! emma x

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  3. Riley says

    So so beautiful and calming. This was the perfect way to end the day.

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  4. nath says

    that was lovely, if only it hadn’t been raining so much here, that’s the soundtrack to a very hot and dry spell…

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  5. Donna Good says


    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  6. heather c says

    That was pure bliss. I swear I could actually smell the rain as I was listening. My whole body completely relaxed – this was wonderful medicine for a busy day!!

    Also – the thunder awoke my sleeping doggie. She actually looked outside to see the storm and then looked at me in confusion when all she saw was sun!

    Thanks Pia!!

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  7. mindy says

    thank you! i really needed to hear that; it hasn’t rained in 50 or 60 days here in austin.

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  8. chrissie says

    Lovely gentle rain, but the duck gave me a fright!

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  9. Joanna says

    Is that a duck quacking? Hilarious and so unexpected!

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  10. rebecca says

    ahhhh…thank you.

    July 22nd, 2009 | #

  11. a-m says

    Divine Pia! A-M xx

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  12. Ros says

    There is nothing more soothing than the sound of rain!

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  13. Yoli says

    Thank you for that, the rain always puts me at ease.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  14. Taylor says

    I love your soundscapes. Each one is so thoughtful and focuses on the little, and perhaps most beautiful, things in life. Thank you!

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  15. Annie says

    How wonderful was that, so wonderful I had to play it twice 🙂 It rained and thundered here last night, I sit on the porch and enjoyed it fully.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  16. camilla says

    Beautiful presentation…lovely visions and sound.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  17. emily says

    I love your soundscapes of rain. It came at the perfect time with the extreme heat here. I could almost smell the droplets.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  18. jen. e says

    i am not sure how i made my way to your beautiful post tonight, but thank you…i’m off to sleep.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  19. oldyarns. says

    Truly beautiful. (Just imagine if your little boat had a tin roof like here in Australia!) Thanks Pia. K

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  20. ritva says

    you made my day!
    so beautiful

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  21. holly-uk says

    Oh pia that was sobeautiful and romantic and cosy!!! hear and feel the elements all around! xx

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  22. ibb says

    I think I need some of this relax time.
    Rest and enjoy the “silence”.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  23. Rebecca says

    So beautiful! That made my day.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  24. Maia says

    I absolutely adore this collection of photos. There’s something very Japanese about it, maybe its the perfection of simplicity that creates an eloquent design. Gorgeous!

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  25. pouke says

    I love your words, images, and now your sounds.the rain was exquisite in its simplicity, and then the punctuations of duck and thunder…You made us be there with you in a poignant way. thank you.( the quacks made me smile so )

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  26. Laura [what I Like] says

    What a great collection of contemplative moments! I especially love the teapot…drinking tea is all I want to do when it rains.

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  27. shannon fricke says

    Pure heaven…

    July 23rd, 2009 | #

  28. Lee Tran says

    I love that last photo especially ….

    July 24th, 2009 | #

  29. Amanda Nicole says

    It rained here for a stint this afternoon, and I was so happy to see it after a week of pure heat. Wonderful photos.

    July 24th, 2009 | #

  30. Thom says

    Amazing sounds. And it got me wonder what it is, that makes my heart wander, and it reminded me of one track I found many years ago… It’s posted here:
    Sounds of my wandering sould.. Thanks Pia for bringing that moments of inspiration for us. 🙂

    July 24th, 2009 | #

  31. Courtney says

    Pia, I can’t tell you enough how much I love your soundscapes– they are soothing in the best of ways. And for some reason, the duck (?) quacking was hilariously unexpected in the middle of this; it made me laugh out loud.

    July 25th, 2009 | #

  32. josephine says

    these soundscapes are my favorite. that sounded like some downpour, and that poor duck was probably soaked!

    July 25th, 2009 | #

  33. mollie says

    one of the best sounds in the world.

    July 27th, 2009 | #

  34. Andi says

    Awww, I LOVE your sounscapes. This totally made my day, thanks!!!

    July 27th, 2009 | #

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    July 30th, 2009 | #

  36. loosethreads1 says

    I discovered your blog via A Cup of Joe and had to blog about your recording of rain.

    August 9th, 2009 | #

  37. Helena says

    Hi! I love the sound of rain – a very useful attitude when you live in Scandinavia. Lovely!

    August 20th, 2009 | #

  38. Debi says

    This is the best! My Maggie the Cat cannot figure out the duck in the computer! 🙂 Absolutely the best, and I hope you don’t mind that I’ve added this to my list of Little Pieces of Heaven on my blog. If so, just say the word, and off it will come. But a pretty please here to let it stay?!!

    August 29th, 2009 | #

  39. robin says

    i came over to find the sweetest of sounds. you are pure wonder and so good for the heart pia! wonder of wonders that rain music, almost as much as your own fingers at the piano 🙂

    August 30th, 2009 | #

  40. nell says

    i stumbled upon your blog by chance and thank you for the lovely rain sound.. keep inspiring.. ^*^

    April 30th, 2010 | #

  41. camilla leila says

    this is magical. what a treat to have come across your little world here on this random monday afternoon.

    i love your soundscapes.

    December 7th, 2010 | #

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