Sunday, February 10, 2008
Belgium is flat. Even the hilly part, the Ardennes (think, Battle of the Bulge), is not all that unflat. As a result, the sky takes on more importance, and you find yourself more sensitive to changes and textures and colors up there than on the ground. Yes, it's cloudy a lot, but as you can see we do get some nice weather. It sweeps in off the Atlantic and the English Channel, and it tends to be quickly changing bands of rain and wind and clear and cloud. I've heard several regions make that old joke about "If you don't like the weather around her just wait 10 minutes." But here in Northern Europe it's true.