Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunlight and Fog



Grey mist drifts from water to land, blurring the edges of trees, grasses and buildings. It creeps softly down, down, down, blurring first the edges of the hills, then the dark evergreens and the grasses. A few persistent blades of sunlight turn the cattails in the bog to gold.
 

Mid-afternoon, while walking, we watched wisps of grey with patches of sunlight turn to solid grey. To know that the sun is shining beyond, illuminating through the fog, is beauty.

Linking to Sunlit Sunday, hosted by Karen of My Little Home and Garden, and to Mosaic Monday, hosted by Mary of the Little Red House.

28 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

These are beautiful. I love taking pictures on foggy days.

podso said...

Such graceful photos, and you captured the sense of sun in the fog so well. I hope you have a great week ahead!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Your description of moving mass of grey is poetic, Lorrie, and I can picture it creeping along. Do you know the Carl Sandburg poem, entitled "Fog"?

The second photo is stunning with the greens in the background, the golden tones and the striking red branches, all (as you said) illuminated through the fog. What a beautiful walk it must have been.

-Karen

Dawna Motz said...

I love all the colors in the grasses against the grey sky. Enjoy the week and I hope you see some sunshine!

GretchenJoanna said...

The gold and burnt-orange colors dazzle me! Glory to God!

Susan ~ Southern Fascinations said...

Lovely words and photos! I have always been partial to cattails...very serene. Smiles...Susan

marigold jam said...

Beautifully written and fabulous photos. It's so good to know the sun is still there during the foggy, grey times isn't it?

eileeninmd said...

A lovely scene and the ducks do not mind the fog. Lovely mosaic and photos. Have a happy week!

Elizabethd said...

How perfect.
Our Sunday was a deluge!

Blackberry Lane said...

I love these pictures. You captured the mood perfectly. Have a lovely day.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

so pretty. It is so cold here that walking out of doors requires so many layers it is difficult to move

Denise said...

Hi Lorrie,

I LOVE this contrast of gray, foggy sky with the glow of the gold grasses and cattails! So pretty! The mallards are lovely and colorful amidst the winter colors, as well.

Have a great day, Lorrie!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Beautiful! It looks like you had a wonderful walk.

We occasionally get foggy low clouds here, and it leaves the forest covered in glittering frost.

Stay warm & happy, Lorrie!
Lin

Donna said...

Lovely shots of the fog dancing through the tree line!

materfamilias said...

Yes, it's beautiful, but I just want it to go away. Now! ;-)

Pondside said...

The sun was shining brightly on Pondside all weekend. Very strange phenomenon!

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful photos. We have had the same weather. Fogged out mornings and sunny afternoons. Cold but beautiful. Clarice

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

We heard there was fog closer to the coast...but we enjoyed brilliant sunshine here all weekend. Beautiful photos!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful pictures Lorrie! I love the colours of the grasses and trees.

Barb said...

Light is everything, isn't it? This is such a warm golden light - a nice contrast to the grey fog. Love these.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love photos of the mist and fog. This is beautiful! Love how the sun turns the grasses and cattails golden.
Thank you for visiting me and your sweet comment.

Poppy said...

Lorrie, your beautiful images today of this foggy landscape closely resemble my own surroundings! Lovely contrast of the gold grasses and the grey gathering of mist and fog above, smudging the lines between them. Enjoyed your quiet narrative, so fitting for the mood of your photos.

Poppy

Cindy said...

Great walk when you can capture lovely pictures like these along the way. The mist looks like it is making. Its way. Sometimes the mist is so heavy in PEI you can feel it fall on you as you walk.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Stunning - love collage!!!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Lorrie,
You captured a beautiful scene. Your description of the scenery is even prettier. Very poetic. I really enjoyed reading it. Christa

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Lorrie, BTW, I am your new follower. Christa

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

That gold glow is beautiful. Valerie

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are very beautiful, love the way you caught the sun in its move across the land!