People blame their problems on the weather, some are clever, some are amusing, but most whine and grouse with a huge dollop of negativity.
Sure dense fog can numb your spirits. It can symbolize emotion like loneliness, sadness or be mesmerizing, even stimulating. I chose the latter myself.
Why is it bloggers write about weather so often?
Much of it is to complain, fewer to express the beauty of the season in which they find themselves. I bet the weather sets records this week for complaining about the weather. Yep, we are all freezing our tokuses off this week. I write on weather often, but is there a way to do it better? Hmmm.
We chat a lot about weather even when there really is little to say. It is like having a polite conversation with someone you don’t know and all you have to discuss is the weather. In fact, it can be the most tedious conversation ever.
We take weather for granted until it smacks us right in the face with extremes. Most stay toasty indoors. If they never go outside, why complain? It’s not like they’re bulldozed out into the stormy weather, yet one always hears how cold, windy and snowy it is outside.
Some bloggers pepper weather talk with quotes and clichés rather than being original with events pertinent to their experience which keeps the readers reading. It is like weather stifles creativity.
Not being a writer by any stretch, I rely on images. I am not one for fancy metaphor or poetic flowery description, but I do like bloggers that write this way.
Do you know mist and rime are related to fog? The water particle size is different and also the way each is formed, but they do share water in the air.
My posts rely on you putting yourself in the story of the image, soaking in the mood, forming the emotion you wish to find. On occasion, I will put words into action though.
By showing the weather as opposed to writing about it, readers can visualize the experience as if it is affecting them.
How does it feel to you? Are you feeling the shroud of fog coloring everything around it?
As February rolled in, Seattle mornings were shrouded in fog. I rarely see such pretty fogs in my area, but in Pennsylvania and Washington State, the fog becomes art. Both winter locations were a far cry from winter in Niagara Falls, but all three have a beauty unique to themselves. Next post… Seattle weather. I bet, not what you think.
How is the weather in your neck of the woods?