Must say me and father winter dont get along very well. I do like to see the change in vegetation here as seasons change, but apart from that its a damn nuisance. I dont know why people like wearing those fancy clothes during winter, I just get sick of it the very second day, give it up and freeze the rest of the winter. Its better than carrying 10 extra pounds of weight. Plus not seeing the sun sucks. Even now it gets dark at 5 (in Jan its by 4) and I cant ride my bike without my eyes being covered in tears. I guess coming from Mumbai, where the average temperatures only range from 23-25 C in Jan to about 29-30 C in May, I am accustomed to warmer climes, but I am really puzzled when people start raving about the winter for the most oddball reasons like the kind of clothing they can wear.
I wonder what non-Indians would think about the monsoon. It rains as much here in a whole year as it did in Mumbai in a month and a half of the monsoon. I think monsoons can drive people insane. No sun, almost continuous rain, flooded streets, disease, walking through water that probably contains everything you would never want to walk in. My reaction to monsoons was similar to winter, I liked the first two days and then I would just say f#$@ it, I am not wearing those gumboots, and who cares if you are wet.
Warm and sunny is good for me 🙂 .