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Offline vandermolen

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Re: Rain
« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2019, 12:19:54 PM »
Perfection.

I love rain. The sound of it, the smell of it, the mood it conjures. That said, there were certainly times when I hated it with every inch of my body – a certain midnight cloudburst while hiking in the Outer Hebrides comes to mind. Pardon my French, but that night's combo of rain & hail practically bitchslapped me all over the Butt of Lewis.

Same here, thankfully my hay fever almost went away as I got older. September or a warm October are still my preferred months. Indian summer all the way!
My hay fever is much better now that it was in my youth. I sat my university finals in 1976 which was an unbearably hot and extended summer. It was an appalling time as far as I was concerned.
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Re: Rain
« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2019, 12:44:01 PM »
Autumn is now my favourite season. As a child, when I had especially severe Hay Fever, it was Winter. September is my favourite month.
I don't envy anyone having to deal with hayfever, and I'm glad I don't have to bother with it any more. My hayfever was incredibly bad in the UK. Exam times were a nightmare, and I used to get asthma with it too, especially at night and had the doctor out more than once. When I moved to the US in my 30s it disappeared overnight, and after a couple of years when I had a choice to stay or return to the UK the threat of hayfever was a large part of the decision. After another 2 or 3 years I had to go to the UK on business in early July, and literally walking off the plane my eyes started to water and I started sneezing uncontrollably.

As for rain - I love it. Always been a winter person too. UK winter that is. Not sure about the Chicago kind - not after the second snowfall, and the sub-zero (F) temperatures.
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Offline XB-70 Valkyrie

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Re: Rain
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2019, 01:42:34 PM »
I have the opposite of SAD. I hate the summer but cheer up in the Autumn and Winter.

Interesting comment! I've always wondered whether there is an opposite of SAD, because I have it too. I actually do enjoy sunny warm days at times: May - September, OK, but not for 11 months out of the year, which we usually have in SoCal! The endless sun and extreme heat are really tiresome, annoying, and dispiriting to me. I want to retire to Ireland or the Isle of Skye, maybe found a Celtic nation-state with NikF and Aligreto after Scotland (and Wales??) secedes and Ireland unifies!.  :laugh:

Summer has its charms, like long nights spent in the backyard over a nice dinner with red wines and friends--of whom I have none, because they all got married, spawned, and drifted away (fook 'em, I'm making new ones!)

In addition to rain I also love winter--the long nights, overcast skies, cooler temps, and low angle of the sun make for far more beautiful colors and more interesting moods than the overhead summer sun. I would love to spend some time in the Arctic and enjoy the long polar night.

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Re: Rain
« Reply #23 on: Today at 03:12:26 AM »
I don't mind it much. But living in the rainiest city in the U.S. (Mobile, Alabama), I'm occasionally inclined to say "enough, already!".
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Re: Rain
« Reply #24 on: Today at 05:02:43 AM »

In addition to rain I also love winter--the long nights, overcast skies, cooler temps, and low angle of the sun make for far more beautiful colors and more interesting moods than the overhead summer sun. I would love to spend some time in the Arctic and enjoy the long polar night.

Yeah, that's it - seasons are the most natural lighting modifiers at your disposal.  8)
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Re: Rain
« Reply #25 on: Today at 05:04:41 AM »
I don't mind it much. But living in the rainiest city in the U.S. (Mobile, Alabama), I'm occasionally inclined to say "enough, already!".

I'm aware it's only down to my ignorance, but to hear that somewhere in Alabama is the rainiest city in the U.S. surprises me greatly.
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Re: Rain
« Reply #26 on: Today at 10:03:29 AM »
I'm aware it's only down to my ignorance, but to hear that somewhere in Alabama is the rainiest city in the U.S. surprises me greatly.

Me, too.
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