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!