This week was again cloudy, windy and rainy. The sun has been absent for two weeks, but today the cloud cover was slightly lighter and a hazy glow appeared for a minute or two in the southern skies.
This would in no terms be described as sun. However I guess it ends the all time record that the first two weeks of November has bestowed upon us. On average, we receive around 50 hours of sunshine in Denmark in the beginning of this month. However, until now, we have only had 3 hours of sun. This is the lowest amount ever on record. And the few sunshine hours occurred only in the southern and northern part of the country. Some of us (like me) have not seen the sun for 14 days. And let me tell you, it has stated to effect me. It effected my mood and I have never been so tired as this past week. Novembers are dark as it is, but the cloud cover made the last 14 days feel like one long night.
Some changes have also taken place in nature; foliage is now almost absent and the air is damp and cold. The other day when I stopped by the ocean on my way to work to watch it's raging beauty, I could sense winter in the air for the first time this season.
In November the best place to be is in front of my fireplace. Starting now, the fire will be lit very often in my white house on the hill and both me and Batcat will enjoy its warm glow.