Friday, September 24, 2010

Raindrops Keep Fallin' on the Glass

On the way back from a visit to my in-laws last weekend it rained pretty steadily. I enjoy close-up pictures of raindrops, so decided to take this opportunity to practice. It will start being more grey and rainy across the Walla Walla Valley as it turns into October; rain is a staple of autumn in this valley. I don't mind it, and of course it's good for our water supply, so I don't complain about the rain, but a lot of people get down and gloomy this time of year.


Steffe said...

I read an article yesterday where it said that 10% of the population in Sweden get a bit depressed during the dark months of the year. I for one don't like November that much.

Becky said...

Steffe: Have you heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? It's quite common, actually, around the world, because as humans we need the Vitamin D from the sun to maintain a cheerful outlook on life. So when there isn't much sun and it's cloudy/rainy a lot, our cheerfulness seeps away and eventually, some people actually get depressed, which is then called SAD. Interestingly enough, there are also a few (significantly fewer) people who suffer from it the opposite direction and when there is too much sun they get depressed. Strange, but true!