“There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing” is a tired but oh-so-true saying that expresses the reality of living near an ocean in a mountainous area of the world.
It rings true for so many situations! If you only go outside when the temperature is above a certain point … or the sun is shining … or there isn’t a chance of getting wet … or when weather conditions are perfect for your own comfort, whatever that may be! … well, you’d never go out!
I’ve written before about being fogged in, and my last post from a week ago was the last time we saw any real sunshine for more than a quick glimpse through the clouds. I do like the cloud and fog patterns, and I enjoy walking in the rain, but as the shorter days continue their march towards December 21st the constant clouds and rain of the past week have washed all traces of snow away a long time ago, and have brought a dreariness to the short days that even candles aren’t helping to eliminate. (And let’s face it, although wine *would* probably help, I can’t go through winter half-blitzed!)
But life has to continue, even if it’s dark … so, for example, if you’re a construction worker, you keep building. When I open the sliding door to let MacKenzie out I can hear the sounds of hammers and saws drifting up from the new house being constructed just down the hill from us. Today during my wet and windy walk I thought to take a photo of the workers, merrily building during the short, dark, and rainy days!
There are two workers in their bright orange rain suits; one is working on the roof, but the other one is behind the construction.
As much as I enjoy walking in the rain, I can’t imagine being outside working in it. I sure respect this country and their work ethic!