When it's just right, you barely even notice it. But shift it just slightly to one of its many extremes, and it can be the most noticeable thing about any trip or event. Of course, I'm talking about Weather, which is our theme for September.
It is the natural background of every story or art that takes place outside. This month, we ask you to bring it to the foreground: is it sunny or cloudy, hot or cold, does it rain or snow? Thunderstorm, hail, draught, hurricane? Bring it on! There is a saying (which could very well come from the Rangers) that there is no such thing as "bad weather" - only badly dressed people. It may be true most of the time, but there are certain types of weather that are unpleasant or dangerous even with the best clothing.
Not only is the weather important for travellers, but also for events. Some - like weddings or ceremonies - are planned long time in advance, and if they are taking place outside, everybody just hopes that the weather will be nice. Such events can be quite ruined by an unexpected storm... but maybe saved as well, at the end. How? That's just up to your imagination.
So be it nice or bad, dry or wet, just remember that weather has to play an important role in your story or picture.
And the winners are:
A New Beginning by TheMusicalDevil 3rd place
Cold Feet, Warm Hearts by Telemachus 2nd place
Forging a Path by Rhymer 1st place
For Want of an Apple by Karri Neves
Men for all Seasons by Linda Hoyland
Hide by BlackShaftedArrow
Into the Tempest by Rebecca Wilkin Belton
Mightier Than the Sword by Wynja2007 1st place
Namarie by Cassie Hughes