One day last week the clouds just settled in and remained all day long making a gray and dismal day outside. It was a reminder that winter is right around the corner and soon our days will be shorter and darker as we settle in for the long months of cold.
It fascinates me how much the suns effects our moods. On bright sunny days we're happy and optimistic. When the clouds roll in or the rain comes down there seems to be a curtain that descends on the world and it seems like we're waiting for the show to begin, taking a short intermission. We're somber and lethargic and want something to perk us up. There is the eternal hope that tomorrow the sun will shine and once again the world will look beautiful no matter what the temperature is!
I can feel the mood of the day from my living room - I don't even have to venture outside. It's about the color of the landscape and the expressions on people's faces. We are funny creatures, we humans! We know we need the rain for life and the wind for pruning our trees and bushes. We know its all part of the cycle of life and important to our existence, but still...we long for the sun.
The leaves are just beginning to turn here and the next few weeks will be among the most special of the entire year on the East End. But we would just rather see them with the sun bouncing off the yellows and reds, sending light in every direction. All day Tuesday I wished the clouds away. My feeling is either give us a good soaking rain or bring on the sun. Overcast days are just not welcome here.