Days when any sunlight is obscured by ceaseless, soul-sucking drizzle. Not rain, not fog, just mind-numbing drizzle.
The weeks on end when there's no sunlight to be obscured by ceaseless, soul-sucking drizzle because it's pissing down rain and the clouds seem to multiply with infinite, peculiar glee.
The snow in March (or April); the pop-up hail storms; pretty much the everything.
I know what you're thinking... 'Well, you did move to Norway.'
|Don't let it fool you. The bright|
blue sky and nearly-white sun
are charming LIES!
But sometimes, some days, it's like they're out to get me. Take this morning, late April, when I walk my dog out to pee first thing and the sudden need for long underwear strikes with a petty, cruel vengeance... again. Not because it's necessarily freezing- no. Nor because it's snowing or hailing (nope, that came later). But because there's a gale-force polar wind whipping down from what I imagine might be the top of Mount F*ing Everest. Is that where the Wind God lives?
This is the type of wind that simultaneously robs your breath and gives you an instantaneous brain freeze. It's the type of wind that you have to lean into just to keep from toppling over; the type that gives you an ear ache when it hits, and keeps hitting. It's the kind of wind that shakes the apartment... building. It worms it's way in through every crack. It's R.E.L.E.N.T.L.E.S.S.
It's a Norway thing.
Also, it's currently hailing sideways.