Climate Control

The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?


fresh snow deck bird tracks 7Welcome to New England. Technically, our most popular regional sport is politics with baseball running a hot second. But really, the one sport in which everyone of any age can actively participate is complaining about the weather.

Winter is too long, too snowy, too icy and much too cold. I couldn’t agree more and everyone is cranky and whiny from the first snow until final melting.

Spring? What spring? Where are the flowers? Why don’t we get a decent spring season? Is it the punishment of a malign deity? Until the day lilies bloom, New Englanders are cranky and whiny.


Summer is usually too hot. Then again, it may not be hot enough. It is always too humid. It makes everyone cranky and whiny.

Autumn is everyone’s favorite season but it’s never long enough. As often as not, heavy rains from tropical storms ruin the foliage, which makes everyone cranky and whiny.

For everyone, the weather provides something about which to complain. I love New England.

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27 replies

  1. Ironic. We finally put the long, long winter to bed and now it’s a spring with biblical pollen and allergies. Yes, it gets to you.


  2. As soon as I receive your dues, you will move from an honorary member of AAOW to official with all the privileges thereof.


  3. I’m fine with hot or cold. It’s the mosquitoes that drive me crazy. Believe me! They are the size of bats this year. LOL


    • Yeah and that’s because bat plague has KILLED all the bats. And they used to keep the skeeters under control We haven’t seen a bat in years now. AND WE LIVE IN THE WOODS. We don’t enjoy our deck because the bugs make it impossible. Especially wasps and mosquitoes.


  4. I prefer snow to extreme heat. I get HIGHLY cranky when I am overheated. I have been known to stand in snow until my body cools off : )


  5. ehYup. This has a nice Ethan Frome kind of vibe. I haven’t been to New England and I thought I wanted to go, but maybe I really want to go to Nova Scotia. How’s the complaining up there? Any experience with it? I’m not much of a complainer and I’d like to fit in. Where I grew up it was, “Quit yer cryin’ or I’ll give you something to cry about.” “Quit yer’ bitchin’, it could be worse tomorrow.” Cheerful stoicism of the high northern plains. 🙂


    • Never been to Nova Scotia and don’t know anything about it except it’s really beautiful. Canadians that I’ve met don’t complain nearly as much as New Englanders do … but I think Americans in general are a pretty whiny lot. We tend to take nature’s eccentricities personally 🙂 I really DO love New England. It’s so weird and funny … and not like anywhere else.


      • I know Southern Californians are whiny and lost a lot of the time. Out here they close the Interstate when there are two inches of snow, not because of the snow, but because of the drivers. 🙂


        • We got trapped in our house for a week this winter — a first, even in New England. Our drivers (except in Boston which is a whole other world) are pretty normal … which is everything from really terrific to absolutely appalling. And they NEVER close the Interstate, There would be RIOTS. Angry mobs would storm the statehouse.


          • Colorado, too, (where I’m from). CA drivers are actually amazing in dealing kindly and instantly with sudden emergencies like a fire on the side of the road or a body on the sharp end of an entry ramp. I’m consistently impressed by how these otherwise tail-gating, cursing, finger raising control freaks turn into thoughtful, responsive and considerate human beings in a freeway emergency. But snow? Most of them haven’t even seen it falling (they do come up to the mountains to “see it” after a snowstorm) and instead of continuing forward at a reasonable rate of speed, they freak out.


  6. So that’s why it’s called New England, sounds a lot like the people from the old one. always complaining about the weather. I can say that I’m from there 🙂


  7. My mood is never really bad due to the weather but I’m generally more cheery in the summer. I’m from upstate NY so I can empathize with your weather woes.


  8. Reblogged this on Jeoyt.


  9. I have to say that I don’t really miss the long and very cold, icy, snowy winters of New England. Nor do I miss the hot and muggy summers of New England. But I do miss the autumns. You’re right. That is the best time of the year in New England.


  10. I’ve tried everything else. Why not? Where do you find eucalyptus oil? Amazon?


  11. Here in Australia we’d buy it at the chemist or a good supermarket it’s not hard to find. I wonder if you are allowed to send it in the post. Would you like me to find out?


  12. Sure. We live in the middle of nowhere. Our little town doesn’t have shops more exotic than Walmart. Come to think of it, Walmart is in another town. We don’t have much of anything except donuts. If it isn’t absolutely mainstream, you can’t get it here. For everything else, there’s Amazon!!

    I order a lot of stuff from Australia. Mail is slow, be you have a lot of things that can be hard to find elsewhere, including some really GREAT boots.



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