“All those people with Cabin Fever obviously forgot to stock up on their alcohol!!”
The midweek ‘two’ word-prompt on GC’s and my site Weekly Prompts is Cabin Fever. We asked our readers if they suffer from cabin fever at this time of year, especially if they are cooped up because of the weather.
This week GC talks about the weather in his neck of the woods, in particular, the colder than normal temperatures he is experiencing that have now reached -30°C (-22°F). He spoke about spending more time indoors during these long winter months, and how the lack of natural daylight and sunlight can cause a type of depression.
I’m certainly glad I’m not there right now, I doubt if I would be able to tolerate such freezing temperatures. Last week, the snowfall followed by the -6°C here in Yorkshire, was almost too much for me.
Yorkshire Weather: It varies, and although England is known for its rain, it’s generally wetter in Yorkshire than most other places. My home is quite high up, and whatever the forecast down in the village, I can guarantee it will be colder, and most definitely windier up here. Generally, it snows two or three times a year and mostly hangs around for only a week or so; occasionally, we are snowed in.
This is one of my favourite photographs from last week and taken on the coldest, frostiest, foggy morn.
Cabin Fever: It’s not something I suffer from, and I don’t mind being at home for days on end, I enjoy my own company, I try to keep busy because I become bored if I have nothing to do. I plan my day before I leave my bed, and more or less know exactly what I shall be doing throughout the day.
Depression: Although I’ve had the odd day or so of feeling a little low, fortunately, I have never been depressed. I do accept, however, that the shorter days and lack of sunlight can have a detrimental effect on a person’s well-being, especially if one’s home suffers from a lack of natural light.
(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Word-prompt Cabin Fever from Weekly Prompts
Clipart courtesy of Google.