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How To Know If You Are A Pluviophile

How To Know If You Are A Pluviophile

I found out that I am a pluviophile when I joined Pinterest. Oh, I had always known I was because I truly love rain, but I didn't know there was a name for it. How do you know if you are a pluviophile? 

  • The sound of rain on the roof or splashing in the streets comforts you. You get a sense of peace when you hear rain.
  • You enjoy the darkness that the clouds bring.
  • You love walking in the rain and don't mind being wet. You like to splash in puddles.
  • You want to bottle up that "rainy" smell.
  • You add rain apps to your tablets and cell phones. 
  • You love curling up with a good book or dreaming about the rain.
  • Umbrellas are an important item in your wardrobe. You are fussy about choices.

 Photo of little girl enjoying the rain and puddles by Megan at Trees and Bees Photography. I love this photo you can see her intense enjoyment of the rain puddle game. 


How To Know If You Are A Pluviophile


Now you know what a pluviophile is; and only you can determine if you are one. Let me know.


Toni Weidman, GRI



Florida Luxury Realty


You can check out my Rainy Days board on Pinterest.

How To Know If You Are A Pluviophile

How To Know If You Are A Pluviophile



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Comment balloon 38 commentsToni Weidman • November 01 2015 10:29AM


Hmmm... I think I must be a half-breed. I love some of those things, but not all.

However, after far too many dry months here, I think perhaps all of North Idaho is in love with the rain right now - even though it's coming down so hard it bounces! 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) about 5 years ago

Rain is so necessary......but I must admit, I am a sunphile!

Posted by Donna Quinlan, Keller Williams Real Estate Agent Career Consultan (Keller Williams Realty) about 5 years ago

Like Marte I think I am a half breed too. I do like some of those things but not all as well. Rain is a necessity in life but not enough or too much isn't good. Like Texas for instance. Flooding earlier in yr and then 4 mo of no rain and now flooding again or California who has been in a drought. Love the graphic with the rain.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 5 years ago

Toni= with the exception of hurricanes and floods I must be a pluviophile. When I was a little girl I never missed an opportunity to splash a puddle.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 5 years ago

Toni: I just spent the last 5 hours showing homes in the rain. I can definitely say I am not a Pluviophile. ;-)

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (Coldwell Banker Access Realty ~ 478.960.8055) about 5 years ago

Hi Toni Weidman What an interesting word.  I don't think I have ever heard or read it before.  And I can't wait to use it in a conversation.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) about 5 years ago

I always sleep better on a rainy night Toni.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) about 5 years ago

Toni, I didn't know what a Pluviophile was but I now know that I'm not one of them!  :-)

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 5 years ago

Thanks for the new word lesson. I may qualify for this special designation.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

I dwellin drought ridden California.  I have swiftly become a Pluviophile.  Now all I need is rain!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 5 years ago

Well, now I know that I am not a pluviophile. Thanks for the info.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) about 5 years ago

A pluviophile! What a great new word for me to learn. Perhaps it's because of our long-running drought, but I can barely wait for rain - a bit is in store for us tomorrow, or so I fervently hope!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) about 5 years ago

Toni, I like Marte Cliff answer and think I fit into her category...I like some of those things...not so much for extended periods!

Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) about 5 years ago


                           Thanks for my Ah-ha moment!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 5 years ago

Good  morning, Toni Weidman I never heard of this term, but it's certainly not I.... I'm  sun worshiper....rain is despressing and very sad to me...

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) about 5 years ago

Toni Weidman Well I guess after reading your post, I have to admit to being a Pluviophile! Is there a treatment for this comdition?

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.) about 5 years ago

I never knew there was a name for this. It makes sense.  In old Rome, they had the impluvium and compluvium for the rain water.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) about 5 years ago

How do you know if you are a pluviophile? .....I had no idea I was until I saw Kathy Streib had included your post in her Ah-Ha Moments post and I read it this morning.  There's a name for everything.....very cool.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) about 5 years ago

Well, if you are an Oregonian, it's a given. They say that we have webbed feet. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) about 5 years ago

Good morning Toni Weidman ,

I'm so glad I caught Kathy Streib's post this morning! She featured your post and I've never heard of this word before. I have to admit I enjoy a nice rain ONCE in awhile but much prefer sunny upbeat days! I would find it difficult to live where it always is rainy..I like clear blue skies, sunny rays and enjoy bodies of water like lakes and pools

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899) about 5 years ago

I guess that I am one, having read this list, Toni. But... I don't like walking in the rain.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 5 years ago

I am one or I would not be living on the Oregon Coast!

Posted by Rob D. Shepherd, Principal Broker GRI, SRES (Windermere/lane county) about 5 years ago

I was cured of my plubiophilism after moving to Florida almost 30 years ago. This past year seemed to have the most rain days ever. The one caveat is that our rain is rarely cool enough to be a huge discomfort so walking in it can provide refreshment at times. Here via Kathy!

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) about 5 years ago


I am here thanks to Kathy Streib .  I do love the rain also, and then the sunny days that follow are more beautiful.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 5 years ago

I never heard of a Pluviophile, but now have a new word in my vocabulary.

I like the sound of rain, and LOVE thunderstorms, but in general, I am much happier on a sunny day. Sitting on my deck in the sun with a good book puts a bigger smile on my face than sitting on the couch on a rainy day. So I'm thinking Pluviophile does not describe me.

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) about 5 years ago

Oh, my goodness, that is totally ME!  Love this!

Posted by Susan Haughton, Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results. (Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545) about 5 years ago

What a great word, pluviophile, which I can add to my vocabulary. I would say I am one, except we rarely get rain in SoCal -- although we are expected to get rain on Monday. Possibly.

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) about 5 years ago

We finally got some rain since February........ It even snows in the Sierra!

Snow board or sking?     

Sam Shueh

San Jose, CA

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) about 5 years ago

Love the new word. But I call it liquid sunshine. Rain is a good thing.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 5 years ago

OK I am a pluviophile  and I am lovin' it.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) about 5 years ago

Pluviophile is a new word for me and will share with my husband, as we are both pluviophiles.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate about 5 years ago

Loved your blog today, hope this becomes a eventful & successful start of the week.

Posted by Winston Heverly, GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA (Winston Realty, Inc.) about 5 years ago

You learn something new everyday. I'm more of a sunny person, but I know quite a few Pluviophiles

Posted by John Jonas, John Jonas (ReplaceMyself - Virtual Assistants) about 5 years ago

Great post!  I hadn't heard this term before, but as a Midwestern girl transplanted in the desert I guess I am because I love the infrequent rain we get in Phoenix.

Posted by Shirley Coomer, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty, Phoenix Az (Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living) about 5 years ago

Good morning Toni, I never would've guessed there was actually a name for this but like you, I do love the rain but not when I'm out showing homes..

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) about 5 years ago

Come on over to the Great Pacific NW if you are a pluviophile.  Never heard that word before, but then I just learned something new today!  

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) about 5 years ago

Thunderstorms with cracks of lightning and horrific scary booms frighten the beezjus outta me. I'm under the bed with the cats. I don't particularly enjoy driving in the rain or walking in the rain or getting wet by being showered upon, and rain is often cold. However, when it doesn't rain for 8 months in Sacramento, I miss the rain. I quickly get over it, though, when January rolls around.

Posted by Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%, Put 40 years of experience to work for you (RE/MAX Gold) about 5 years ago

Wow Toni ... I almost missed this interesting post, and love the photo 

I know this is a older post but I have featured it anyway to the group:

RAINY DAY at Activerain

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz almost 5 years ago

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