I can even remember as a young girl wondering why the older folks thought it was so interesting to discuss the heat, the chance of precipitation, the horrors of snow. Didn't they have anything better in their lives to talk about?
Now I'm one of the old folks, and believe it or not, I still wonder why weather consumes folks' thoughts and communication so much.
|More frozen fog|
And then, the reality is, your weather does not affect me. Nor are you probably interested in or affected by my weather.
So, why do we talk about it so much?
To me, acceptable weather blogging would be any of the following:
"It was a beautiful, sunny day here in _____, so we went and....."
"Heavy winds kept us from our plans to parasail, so instead we ......"
"We were kept inside by reports of a possible tornado, so tomorrow...."
"We shoveled the snow that fell overnight, then went on our way to explore....."
"We were able to hold on tightly to the pillars under the bridge, so we weren't swept away by the monsoon...."
"Although the roof of our house left us, the storm didn't harm our bodies, and so all is good...."
You get my point, I hope. A brief one sentence or part of one sentence reference, but that's all. Unless, of course, it is something way more dramatic and life changing. Most people are probably interested more in news of a tsunami than news of a slight drizzle.
Acceptable weather blogging, in my book, does not include talk about what the predictions are, what the weather looks like out the window, what clothing will have to be worn, how the weather is changing throughout the day, and what the report is for the next day.
|Frozen fog on our berry bush|
Frozen fog was the prediction overnight, and there were warnings to take care, that it can be a dangerous situation.
I looked it up and learned a bit about frozen fog. When temperatures at ground level drop to or below freezing, the water droplets making up fog often freeze on contact. It's similar to frost, but it starts as fog.
It's both beautiful and deadly.
Beautiful on the trees and plants; deadly for motorists on the slippery roads.
Will I be talking about it all day? No.
Was it exquisitely beautiful this morning? Yes.
Will it change any plans I had made for today? Nah.
Have a great day, friends. There's so much more to this life and the next than just the weather.