For rain, I mean. I have my umbrella, and a raincoat, and waterproof shoes. I’m ready to tackle October, rain or sunshine… And I don’t need to be a pessimist to predict that we can expect more rain than sunshine from now on.
This is Finland; we’re not afraid of a little rain (or hail, or snow, or…). Or, let me put it this way, if we let the weather get in the way of life, we’d be stuck indoors most of the year. Because it’s only going to get worse: soon it will get cold, and there might be snow (hey, I’ve always said I was a pessimist! Or maybe just a realist… ).
And it will be business as usual, never mind the weather. The trains will be on time, the roads will be cleared, and people will go to work in the morning. Unless they work from home, of course, as so many do these days (including me).
It’s not the weather that gets to me (although I don’t like snow and cold weather); it’s the darkness. This is the time of year we’re losing daylight at a rate that will make your head spin if you’re not used to it. Right now, sunrise is just before 8 am, and sunset after 6 pm. Another couple of months, and we’ll barely see daylight at all.
OK, maybe I’m exaggerating: we’ll still have a few hours of daylight, or something remotely like it. Is it depressing? Well, yes, I suppose it is. But you get used to it. Besides, it’s just a few months. And after a long, dark autumn and winter, the days will start getting longer again in spring.
I suppose we could think of this autumn / winter darkness as Mother Nature’s way of saving energy, or daylight, for summer. You know, like putting it in the bank for a while, till the weather gets nicer.
Hey, maybe I am an optimist, after all!
jacket: Didriksons / top: Selected Femme (old) / trousers: Repeat /
shoes: Fila (old) / bag: Marimekko / umbrella: Esprit (old) / scarf: A + more (old)
How are you coping with having less daylight?
PS: There’s a new Dilettante Artist post, too: the mood of the day… or year…
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