BeckyB has given us a good square prompt for December. I thought that today would be a good day to share a collection of squares, and tell you the little story behind them.
I’ve mentioned before that I take a series of weather photographs. These came about as a result of an elderly and very pessimistic neighbour, now no longer with us, who complained constantly about the weather. As far as he was concerned it was ‘always ‘ raining, and I am well aware that the world view of the UK is that it DOES always rain!
Well, it doesn’t!
I began this exercise so that I could remind him of yesterday – and there were many yesterdays when the rain didn’t fall.
This is my daily view facing north. I see it every time I go into the garden, and to a certain extent is the view shared with our late neighbour. These squares represent the last nine days, and yes, there was a bit of rain in there, but not every day by any means.
I try to take the photographs at a similar time each day. The next collage shows the sky to the east on the same days, and you have seen this view before.
You can probably guess on which days the rain fell.
Why are we so obsessed with the weather? I don’t think we are. I think we are a naturally friendly nation and that the Weather is acknowledged as an experience we all share. It’s a good conversation opener for this reason. Try it, you’ll see what I mean 😉