We curse it. We love it. We hate it. We love the sunshine, we hate the rain, we hate the sunshine, we love the rain.
The weather can do no right.
It seems no matter what the weather does it is wrong.
It rains and people complain that everything is wet and nothing dries. It rains and people say that it is ruining the outdoor events and causing traffic accidents and flooding.
If the sun is out, people complain it is too hot, people complain that it is too bright.
People are never happy with the weather.
What made me write this blog is that weather warnings have been issued nation-wide for Australia.
In February 2009 there was too much water in the Northern states and severe flooding occurred. In the Southern states it was too hot and there were massive bushfires that destroyed life and property.
El Nino is blamed for these weather patterns. Global warming is blamed for the El Nino. The blame lies with the weather so we are told.
Some people say that Mother Earth is just going through growing pains. Others are saying that we the humans are killing her.
Some say population control is the answer to everything, others say that air travel is the cause.
I don’t know about you – but I try and do my little bit for earth and for my neighborhood and my state and country. Some people call us mad, others say why bother.
The weather can not be controlled regardless of what scientists tell us.
Perhaps it is global warming, perhaps it is a thinning of the ozone layer.
Mother Earth is suffering, we all recognize that, but is it another stage of her growing up? Is this a warning of things to come?
Are we on the precipice of the decline of the human race?
The weather is nature and nature is harsh – we all know that. Perhaps now is the time to consider that the weather is not all it’s cracked up to be and perhaps it is no longer a ‘safe’ topic of conversation as it is was once considered.