37: Misty and gray

(Morning mist.)

Come January, a day like today will feel warm and toasty.  But today?  It feels downright cold and blustery.  I’m spoiled by the mild weather and haven’t yet toughened up to the cold.

(Bare bones.)

This was one of those days when going outside, even for a brief period of time, was not appealing.  The morning was gray and misty.  The afternoon has been gray and windy.  I haven’t gone to look but I’ll bet the weather websites are now including the wind chill factor with the current temperature.  Lake-effect snow and sleet were mentioned for the first time this season in last night’s weather forecast.

(Today’s view of the pond from the garden area.)

The first five or ten minutes outside were rough.  Once my fingers, toes, and face were numb, it wasn’t so bad.  Getting out of the wind helped.  I headed straight for the back of the pond where there is a natural windbreak due to the trees of the woods.

Some of the trees near the creek still have their leaves.  It’ll be interesting to see how much longer they hold on, now that I’m paying attention to such things.

(Gold in the meadow.)

When I first went out I didn’t think I’d be taking many photos today.  The wind, the gray sky, and the cold all made it seem pretty drab.  I was wrong.  There is still plenty of color out there if you look for it.

(Pinks in the meadow.)

There is a lot of interesting fungi to be found, too.  I’ll post some of those photos soon.  I want to finish with the cemetery series first.

Speaking of which, here are today’s cemetery photos:

(Rice crypt.)

(In the greenery.)

That’s about it from the Bogs for today.  I’m headed upstairs to make some potato-leek soup.  It’s a hot soup kind of day.  Add a little freshly baked bread and a salad, and we’ll have the makings of a good dinner.

15 Comments on “37: Misty and gray”

  1. Yes, so much colour for a gray day, a bit like life really, isn’t it? You can have a gray day mood wise, or choose to look for the colour and find the happiness!

    Did you remember the gloves today? I hope you did. This post made me feel cold as I read it! (The power of suggestion…lol). 🙂

    • Robin says:

      True, Joanne. Very much like life in that regard. 🙂

      I did remember the gloves but I didn’t wear them. I find it hard to manipulate the camera with gloves on.

  2. Brian says:

    Please, please come to Florida. We had a brief rain shower last evening, this first rain in over a month and the first cloud cover as well. Clear blue skies day after day after day. 🙂

  3. Karma says:

    I’m hoping to find some of the last of the colors this weekend as well. The little pinks picture is sweet. You know what they say about next month. I think maybe it was Eeyore who said it? 😉 : “No leaves, no flowers, No-vember.”

  4. Kathy says:

    Morning mist and fog is so wonderful, isn’t it? I love your pictures today. The cemetery one is especially striking. Want to strike out for a cemetery one of these days, too. Could we all come by your house for some potato-leek soup and fresh baked bread? Please?

  5. bearyweather says:

    Colors can be fun to find on a gray day. I love how the plants in your picture of the pond look like flames. Combined with the logs on the opposite side of the shot it make me think “bonfire time”!

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