January is the only month I've never liked - it seems to just hang there in a doldrum, after all the bustle and energy of October-December.
The weather never seems to get it quite right either. In South Africa it's often the hottest month of the year, when I'd try to hide in the shade and hope for an early autumn. I don't like super hot weather - it just drains me. Here in Scotland I've moved from too hot to too cold, but the funny thing is I'm facing the same photographic dilemma. Nature, when faced with either prolonged dry heat or dry cold... goes brown.
Whether it's summer scorched brown or winter dead brown - it's still boring to photograph! :-\ The best picture I've managed this month is taking the morning sunrise through our bedroom window...
I'm probably one of the few who is pleased to see the snow has returned this morning. Snow and frost are much prettier to look at and photograph.
The doldrums are also the result of a lot of waiting: mom's waiting to hear when her surgery will be this month, dad's waiting for three health check ups and we're all waiting on several other assorted things. The only thing worse than dull weather is dull waiting. :-\ I am keeping busy with catching up with emails and some other stuff I might blog about later. I have been promising myself I'll use this time to start book 2 of First Light and I have loads of notes and ideas in my head, but that's as far as I'm getting. Mostly I'm as dull and doldrum as the weather.
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