If I were a poet, I would definitely write a poem about Latvian weather. It has so many faces and it changes its mood like a patient of a psychiatric clinic! We have weeks of tropical heat in July, we freeze to our bones in February. October either pours or drizzles on us and we have thunderstorms each night in June. Then we always have a whole week of rains around midsummer holiday time, that’s for sure. Our weather is truly unpredictable (except that rainy midsummer week). Yesterday we could easily go for a swim. Today we are wearing jackets (and some of us even gloves). Yep, one can’t be bored with our weather. It’s really inconvenient though when you’re trying to plan outdoor shoot. So when you have a sunny or at least partly sunny evening, you must grab it!
But if you failed to organise a client shoot for the evening, you can always take an advantage of having a family and make a family outing that would result with another lovely memory captured. Win-win!
Speaking of the weather and planning again, we find it pretty fun to have a weather calendar, where kids can mark sunny and rainy days and also can write their plans on. It’ll be interesting to have a look on statistics after the summer. Do we really have rights to be whiny about our weather? And if you have an interest too, you’re welcome to use my printable summer weather calendar! I print each month out and hang it on the wardrobe door in the kids room. As you see on the picture below, I adhered two pieces of cardboard so that those hold the paper and we don’t have to pull it out to make our notes.