Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cloudy Days Aren't So Bad

I'm sure most of you have heard me comment that I look forward to cloudy days (and then you probably shake your head at me). I'm still not used to eternal sunshine and need a gray day to set my insides right again. It also helps when trying to write.

Yesterday I woke up to this:







Not a bad sunrise, if I do say so myself. Of course the clouds burned away by mid-morning and it was another sunny day in Zihua, but I enjoyed the change in atmosphere while it lasted.

20 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

Gorgeous! I'm with you. As long as they're outnumbered by sunny ones, rainy/cloudy days just feel good once in awhile.

WendyCinNYC said...

I don't mind cloudy days at all. My eyes and skin are sensitive to bright sunlight, so warm and cloudy is fine by me.

Melanie Avila said...

Janna, it does help that there's blue sky above those clouds. :)

Melanie Avila said...

Wendy, I'm the same way - I LIVE in sunglasses.

Josh said...

dam, thats pretty

Melanie Avila said...

Hi Josh! Yes, I do like my view. :)

colbymarshall said...

Is it weird that I found whales in that last picture?

Melanie Avila said...

Not at all Colby. :) It IS whale season, after all.

Nadine said...

Beautiful cloud pictures! Do you guys get rain ever? I'm trying to think if I have ever heard you mention a rainy day, and I don't think I have.

Melanie Avila said...

Nadine, we're in the dry season now and except for one freak day in December, it hasn't rained since the beginning of November.

Ibis and I were just debating when the rainy season is. I say it starts in May because that's the first rainfall, but he says September because that's when the heavy rains begin. Either way, no rain til May.

spyscribbler said...

Melanie, I get TONS done during thunderstorms. Plain gray isn't as fun--there's no energy to it--and we get a lot of gray days in Cleveland. (As many as Washington.)

But I don't get much done on a sunny day. Since they are so rare (a few summers ago, we had a grand total of five or six sunny days), I always feel like they are a day off.

Melanie Avila said...

I didn't realize Cleveland is so gloomy. Huh.

I had the "sunny day is a play day" attitude too, until I moved to the land of eternal sunshine.

Travis Erwin said...

And cloudy days are better for fishing.

Melanie Avila said...

Travis, I'll have to take your word on that. :) I did notice that the tide was much higher because of the full moon.

Janet said...

I get it. I was raised on the Prairies, where grey days were a pleasant change of pace.

My feelings changed completely when I started having to endure long runs of grey days, but I still have that historical memory. ;o)

Melanie Avila said...

Vancouver is our backup if we can't return to the US, and I worry how that'll affect me since it's MUCH rainier and cloudier there.

Janet said...

I can understand that. That's one of the reasons I've never wanted to move there. Mind you, there are lots of reasons to love the place, so I would concentrate on those if I were ever obliged. And buy a sun lamp.

Melanie Avila said...

Agreed. :) I am much more productive when it's not sunny out, so I have that to look forward too.

Zoe Winters said...

Bite your tongue! I love sunshine! :D

Melanie Avila said...

I do too, just not every day.