Me, I usually go for sunshine and warm weather as my favorite type of season, but I sometimes enjoy a rainy afternoon since I find it's a great time to read.
Our unusual weather and kind words from Michele at Southern City Mysteries about my Saturday post got me to thinking. I know it's a scary concept, but it does happen from time to time so I decided to run with it. :)
Lately we’ve had some crazy weather. Granted, our weather hasn’t been bad compared to what other people are experiencing. However, it's still crazy. Last week it was 90 degrees, yesterday it was in the mid 50s and raining, and today it’s suppose to be in the upper 70s and cloudy. Old-timers call this Blackberry Winter because the blackberries are blooming.
I’ve never given a lot of thought to the weather, except in the winter when snow is being predicted (but that’s a topic for another post). I usually just check to see if I’m going to need a raincoat or a sweater the next day. Aside from checking the local weather, the only place I checked was Texas where my
best friend lives. She travels some for her job so when she’s going on a trip I keep an eye on the weather where she going.
Now I look at weather differently. With blogging friends all over the states and the world, when bad weather strikes I begin to wonder and worry if my new friends are effected.
The one thing I hadn’t given much thought to is the seasons of the year where everyone is. An example - we are close to the end of spring here in Georgia with the first day of summer not far away. Charamine from Wagging Tales mentioned she’s in Australia where the chilly weather is starting to sit in. Louise Perry said Mother’s Day they woke to five inches of snow in Canada where she lives and were expecting a hard frost last night.
While I may be getting ready for summer, some of you are getting ready for winter or may already be experiencing it. So what season are you in? What is the weather like where you are? Has it been normal or unusual weather?
Speaking of weather, do you include it in your writing? Does it play a major role or just a minor footnote?
Some stories have to have weather included. How many times have you read, “It was a dark and stormy night”? And think about “that noise that goes bump in the night.” It’s not as scary if it’s 3 in the afternoon and the sun is shinning when you hear that bump.
Weather effects our daily lives so it just goes to reason that it would effect the characters we love to read about. Planning any major weather disasters for your characters and WIP?
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