Whatever the Weather 

How’s the weather in your neck of the woods?  Such a typical conversation starter, isn’t it? 

Secondary maybe to “how are you?”. Though I’ve often thought when people are in a rush, they don’t really want to know how we are. Not really, unlike the weather.

The weather is easy, factual.

It is what it is.

Stormy, calm, sunny, wet, hot, cold, frosty, hazy … sometimes it’s a mix of everything.

Just like us.

Why the fascination with the weather anyway?

We can’t control it, yet we still try and predict it, adapting ourselves to its extremes.

I can’t think of a better way to adapt to winter than throwing a snowball at my daughter!
As much as we often complain, sometimes the best thing to do is throw caution to the wind, say “what the heck” and make the best of it.

Open your arms to the breeze, play in the snow, savour the sunshine, give thanks for the rain … it might sound corny but why let the weather dictate how we feel.

Nature constantly changes but we always have a choice as to how we react.

The fickle changeable sky from my decking this afternoon
Australia is renowned for its extremes in weather. In outback central Australia in summer the temperatures can hit 50C.

In winter it gets below zero, which is probably mild compared to some places.

This morning I stepped out into a wet and cold Friday.

But, true to Melbourne’s “four seasons in one day” label by this afternoon the sun was shining.

I sat outside on my decking and looked out over the back paddock where a family of kangaroos seems to have taken up residence. 

Yesterday, one came up just beyond our gate. He was obviously enjoying the sunshine after a frosty morning.

Seemingly content yet curious he watched me for ages, before bounding off with his mates.

Roos are so unpredictable, just like our weather. 

In two weeks we head off for our Northern Territory adventure. I’ve been checking the weather up there and it’s dropping below zero at night but the days are mild and sunny.

I’m already wondering what to pack. We’ll have to be prepared for anything.

I snapped this intricate cobweb on my decking the other day, as the dappled sunshine made it sparkle like diamonds.  It was beautiful and it reminded me how tenuous life is and how we need to make the most of it.

Whatever the weather is in your hundred acre neck of the woods I wish you peaceful conditions. 

Today’s forecast is looking good … bright and breezy with a high chance of contentment. 

Next time someone asks you about the weather maybe you can simply reply with …

snoopy weather

May the moon restore you, the sunshine revive you and the rain wash away all your worries.

In response to Frank’s Tuesday Challenge: Weather

136 thoughts on “Whatever the Weather 

  1. Oh I love this! Funny in New England we can have four season’s in a day too…the saying here is, if you don’t like the weather wait a minute! I love the picture of the sea and the rocks. Your daughter may have a different opinion than you regarding winter…I did not think you got snow, I didn’t think it got cold enough but apparently so. I also love the kangaroo watching you, how cool was that! I think I heard him ask how’s the weather. hehe. The rainbow is so bright, love it and finally the diamond cobweb. You take fabulous pictures. I love your ending…”May the moon restore you, the sunshine revive you and the rain wash away all your worries” The big countdown…two weeks…it’ll be here before you know it. Well here’s wishing you a trip filled with sunshine, moonbeams and starlight. Big hugs xo

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    1. As always you’ve managed to put a huge smile on my face Deb. Yes we get snow here but further up in the mountains, not where I live. If I drive for about an hour we could probably find some, it does get pretty cold. Today’s quite nice though. I’ve been out all morning and am now home and catching up. I hope you’ve had a good day at work and are enjoying your new acoustic friend. Must go over and check out your latest post. Thanks again for your lovely words. Big hugs back xo

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      1. I stopped at the music store again tonight on my way home, needed to buy a stand for my guitar. Didn’t think about it at the time but I didn’t want it to sit in the case and this way I can stare at it, as I have been. Haven’t picked it up and played it yet, waiting for this weekend when I have more time to get into it! I love that I have managed to put a smile on that wonderful face of yours…you look great that way!! I’m working on my post for tomorrow. Hope you have a lovely rest of your day!! You are most deserving of all that I said…and then some!! Big hugs my lovely lady…xo

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        1. Good idea to buy that stand. I’ve always had mine on a stand (well for the last ten years or so anyway). I love the fact that it’s there, always there and ready for me to pick up whenever I want.Sometimes it’s like it’s calling me “Miri, pick me up …” lol And then I do. 😊Not long before the weekend and then you can let loose! Hugs back xo

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        2. Yeah I thought the stand was a great way to stare at it all the time…hehe. As long as you answer the call, lol. Nope only two more days than I can try playing around with her!! Hugs xo

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  2. Ha – love this one – sorry as you can see I am catching up in some downtime! We have just gone through a huge heatwave for us which has been glorious but a tad too hot! But you know us Brits we are weather experts 🙂


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