This is a new experience for me … the season of winter … is getting to me! To be fair, I don’t usually even notice winter. It’s not that there are not changes in the weather … it sometimes just is plain cold. It’s not that am avoiding looking at the calendar. Whatever ... I noticed the other day that I was just getting impatient with the gray gloom, the wetness and the piercing chill. So why now?
At first I thought maybe it was just me getting older (there is that!) Then I thought, naw … I’ve been old for a long time … so why now? Then this morning it hit me …. I am no longer in isolation with those that share my immediate weather with me. ActiveRain (or from time to time it may be more apropos to say ActiveSnow) has me involved with people from all over the nation daily …. Not only do I see the gloom hereabout, but I’m involved virtually with the rains and floods in Southern California, the snow mounds in the Northeast and the blizzard conditions everywhere in between. I read the messages from a colleague in the Chicago area … and I feel the wind chill off the Lake. I see pictures daily of drifts of snow … and wonder if they have enough shovels?
Ah … now I feel better … at least I have a reason for these “yucky” winter doldrums … and like those friends in their frozen North … I am anxious for the coming Spring! AND, to make it clear ... this is not some "shared hardship" post ... this is ... I want better weather ... it's way too uncomfortable to go outside and take pictures! It just not the same licensing commercial sources!