Being in a valley has both advantages and disadvantages… we get more mist and fog in autumn; we can see our weather coming along the valley (and prepare for a storm!); we get strong west winds; in autumn and spring we are slightly protected from frosts; and in winter once the ground freezes we do not get enough hours of sunshine to thaw the ice or snow, which then hangs around for weeks!
The mist is often dreary, but can also be beautiful. I think that being outdoors in grey weather is always better than being “stuck” indoors. And when the sun breaks through it is so much more appreciated!
Miscanthus field along our footpath
Looking across the misty valley
Maiden Pinks (Dianthus) by the path
The sun breaking through and the mist dispersing
Have a lovely (sunny) Sunday!