I am originally from Dublin in the Republic of Ireland. We have a maritime climate, neither too hot nor too cold. Cool, wet winters and warm summers. We get the odd freak weather condition, like several feet of snow, once in a while to make life interesting. Pretty ideal really.
Now I reside in Lucknow in north India. In the Indo-Gangetic plain. Cold dry winters, roasting hot summers and a humid rainy season. It seems like it's always too hot or too cold. Or too humid. Humidity is something I dread. It brings itching, rashes and all of that. Okay, too hot will work for me. So will too cold (although I hate dry cold, that's energy-sapping). But humidity is .......not at all good. And that's a euphemism if ever there was one,.
I wish to dedicate this post to my beloved and erudite rakhi brother Rummuser, who suggested this topic.
And thanks to freedigitalphotos.net for the above illustration, 'Paper Weather Icon Illustration' by SweetCrisis.
The Loose Blogging Consortium, a small group of bloggers including Rummuser, Pravin, Shackman, Maxi, The Old Fossil, Lin and Ashok, and Padmum have been blogging along together for several years now, traditionally on Fridays. With my hectic life, I often don't make it by Friday, but I try to blog along nevertheless. I thank the group for the continued inspiration to blog when I wouldn't have otherwise done so.