Monday, October 19, 2009

Getting to Know You: The Weather

"Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it." — Mark Twain

Today, let's talk about our favorite (or least favorite) weather. Do stormy days energize you?












Or do you wait for rainbows?













What weather do you like best? What do you do when the weather isn't to your liking? If you have the power to change weather, tell us about it! Then tell us what you'll charge to attend our next picnic.

25 comments:

Kalila said...

I like windy days because I feed off the wind. On still days, I have to be more careful to conserve my energy.

I once dated a thunder god. He could be very annoying. I see little point to having control over the weather if one can only create one kind of it.

Kaelin said...

I like the cover of dark, but I like clear weather so I can hear if they're coming up behind me or not.

Calvin Mertz said...

Totally paranoid Kaelin. Guess that makes me paranoid also, cause I have the same feelings about clear weather. Don't mind the dark either.

I hate winter, and storms. I can't really work in that weather, and it depresses the hell out of me.

I love to watch the lightening though

Aidan said...

Kaelin's not that paranoid, especially for an assassin. Bad things happen at night. It's not something humans just made up.

I like sunshine. I like to see Maliquium when it comes for me. I'd rather fight in the daylight.

FLOWER said...

Storms. I adore storms. I sit out in them, usually on the old swing in the garden. I swing high to see if I can catch the flashes then duck away from the noises. Have I got that wrong?

Elaine 'still writing' Smith said...

Autumn's weak sunlight is my favourite weather; if you can really call it weather.

I like being warmed by the sun but not overheated. I avoid the shade where Winter hides in Autumn's shadows.

Marenya said...

I love deep snow, where the shadows of the trees are blue and the sunlight glistens like a million tiny gold flakes on the surface. I love the crunch when you walk in it, and how the air is so clean and crisp it almost hurts to breathe.

Faldur said...

That's only because you don't have to patrol in it day and night.

I much prefer summer.

Marc said...

I bet Nevin likes rainbows.

Give me a sunny day on the beach.

Candy said...

Snow falling softens the whole world. The hush, hush makes silence magical and laughter comes carried on the flakes. One winter, when I was visiting my grandparents, the village was snowed in and I rode a friend's horse up the main street. He tossed his head and snorted as he pranced and plunged through the drifts and I laughed as snow tickled my face.Hey, I guess that was one of my happy moments, I'd forgotten!
I like fog too and light rain. Both of them cosy me into my own world.

Olivia Harper said...

I'm a fan of all kinds of weather - sunny days on the beach with my family, lightning storms across the gulf, and the ever-present wind on South Padre. All are wonderfully inspiring for my art... although I must admit, I've rarely experienced snow.

Devi Marconi said...

I like all kinds of weather, too, Liv, but we don't get much variation down in the Hollow - if you know what I mean.

Nutmeg Cross said...

I thought the weather would've sparked quite a debate. I often wish that I had the power to control the weather - it sure would make traveling easier for me and Indy. I mean, I love the rain - there's something so tranquil about a rainy day, but it's not easy to travel on such days. Damp hiking boots are never a good thing - especially in colder places.

Indigo Cypress said...

I knew a medicine man once who claimed to have some sway over the weather, but I never saw much proof of that. Personally, I think he was just good at interpreting an almanac.

Olivia Harper said...

You know, Kalila, if you feed off the wind, Ricky really should schedule a gig on South Padre Island - it's one of the windiest places I've ever been.

Laura Martone said...

I'm with Kaelin - I like darkness best of all... a clear, dark night in a place where stars are visible. Nothing like it.

Gabby said...

When I was a little kid in Jamaica i loved the showers which would suddenly drop out of the sky and send the grown ups squeaking and scampering for shelter. Those who had to stay out carried banana leaves as umbrellas and twisted up their faces - as if that would keep the rain away! We kids liked getting wet and played in the mud, sending "boats" down ditches, sure they would eventually arrive in Ocho Rios where some rich American would find them on the beach.

I can't remember much nice about New York weather, I seemed to be too cold, wet or hot all the time. Maybe a few days in spring or Autumn when a kindly breeze suggested hope for the future. It never played out though.

Devi, I guess you don't even think about weather. But how do your crops grow?

Devi Marconi said...

Hi, Gabby. Thanks for your curiosity. Well, long ago, we used to rely on the farms and forests above Ruby Hollow - we would forage for wood, berries, wild onions, and wild game in the forests, and we'd grow our crops on a particular farm (we'd worked out a deal with the family in exchange for free labor) and gather eggs and milk there, too. But, nowadays, we've figured out a way to grow our own crops and nourish our livestock underground, using UV light and hydroponic techniques. We still gather wood and fish from the surface, however - the blind fish in the underground rivers aren't very meaty. The mission, of course, is to be as autonomous as possible.

Though I love it here, I sometimes miss the weather of New Orleans - hot and muggy in the summer, cool and mild in the winter, and lovely rainstorms throughout the year. Here, in Ruby Hollow, it's constantly cool - always in the 50s. After thirty years, I'm totally used to it - I rarely wear more than a lightweight long-sleeve shirt... and the underground lake doesn't even seem cold anymore.

Marenya said...

Your people must be very strong, Devi. Hanorja die if kept away from sunlight and fresh air too long.

Ginger said...

The weather I hate the most is the cold, dreary, wet winters at the shore. That wind off the ocean is utterly miserable!

Marenya said...

I don't know anyone who can control weather, Bunnygirl.

A saying in my country is, "Even a wizard cannot change the weather."

Devi Marconi said...

Well, Marenya, that's what makes Mother Nature the most powerful force in all the world...

After all, even Ruby Hollow - as protected as it appears to be - could be devastated by a cataclysmic flood or earthquake.

Devi Marconi said...

Uh, but let's hope that never happens...

Robert Crane said...

My favorite thing to do on a cold night is to snuggle under a sleeping bag at Fort Bragg with Amy. When the air is chill and crip it almost seems as if I could reach out and touch the stars.

And being among the stars is to be with God in heaven.

Amy Thompson said...

Yes Robert, that was very - - -

Well, anyway.

I like almost any kind of weather, depending on my mood and location at the time.

I don't like pulling groceries out of the wagon in the pourning rain, but I like the rhythm of the drops against the window. Hot chocolate is required, as well as a snuggly blanket and a good book. Better yet, my man snuggling next to me, and my kids (depending on which book I'm speaking from).

Sun is good; great for almost everything. But it burns my roses, and robs my lily's of their vibrance.

Oh the weather; such a varied subject. . .