What is Dreich?

Well, it is a Scottish word, supposedly derived from a Scandinavian tongue. I did find on one site this definition:

A combination of dull, overcast, drizzly, cold, misty and miserable weather. At least 4 of the above adjectives must apply before the weather is truly dreich.

HA! This morning, we had ALL of those conditions, PLUS low-lying FOG!!!


This is how the scenic road to Naples looked early this morning, greeting attendees of the Naples Grape Festival! Can you say ugly?

Let’s see…when I woke up at 5:30 this morning, it was raining. I think it continued on steadily until about 7, then it turned to drizzle.  It was chilly, miserable, dark, dreary, and dismal. Is that enough adjectives, already?




I thought even the lake was looking kind of sorrowful.  As the day progressed, it did actually look a little better!  The clouds didn’t really dissipate, but every now and then, it did appear that the sun was going to shine through the bleakness.  I don’t think it ever did!

I felt terrible for the festival folks….both the vendors and attendees. But when I picked Michelle up from helping Cindy, I was told they had a pretty good day! I was glad to hear that. With the price of gas up and people feeling a bit unsure of the economy,  it is good to know that people are still enjoying these great fall festivals!