Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Awake in a Fog

Foggy sunrise of November 20, 2009 before Sniff pondered lifting it.

From house -- east view

From house - north view
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  1. Looks like the synapses of my brain. Like the different colors and feel between the two.

    Maria--hope head is much better.

    Sniff, one of the highlights of my visit was couch snoozing with you.

    Waves on way to work on story.
    Terrific Tuesday to All.

  2. A little thicker pointing north… low-flying clouds will do that sometimes.

    Mason slept until 6am this morning, and woke up in a pretty good mood. He was happy to see me, especially since he had a diaper wet enough to smell. I got him a fresh diaper & clothes while the bottle was warming, then he sucked it down & went back to sleep… so even after a shower I'm not rushed to get out the door for a change!

    Six impossible things before breakfast… wasn't that Douglas Adams? Anyway, much productivity with the writing, Lisa! I'm getting some disconnected pieces of White Pickups done, they'll either get connected or thrown out later.

  3. Happy Tuesday to you, Lisa. I hope the day goes by so you are all fresh for working on your story this evening.

    Farf, I think the difference is the sun rising on the east side makes the fog look lighter. Well Douglas Adams used it but it's from Alice in Wonderland:

    `... Now I'll give you something to believe. I'm just one hundred and one, five months and a day.'

    `I can't believe that!' said Alice.

    `Can't you?' the Queen said in a pitying tone. `Try again: draw a long breath, and shut your eyes.'

    Alice laughed. `There's no use trying,' she said `one can't believe impossible things.'

    `I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. `When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast ...'

  4. I'm awake, I'm awake...I think. Definitely foggy brained today. Getting up in the pitch dark: do not like!

    Sinuses still angsty, but migraine gone. It's off to the mimes for me today!

    Terrific Tuesday, all!

  5. Mmm, those are great hints of colors. The mist makes them look preternatural and at least semi-conscious, as if their full hues are playing hide-and-seek in the earthbound clouds and if you could just find a ferry to Avalon...

    There were backhoes in my yard yesterday digging up the gas lines, along with black ice and irritated midwesterners all over town. It was not a fun day. On tap today: stressful and aggravating tasks I've been avoiding for the past week, plus sleet and ice pellets. If anyone has any zen leftovers that they aren't needing, please send c/o Wish I Was In Maui, kthxbai.

  6. Maria, I'm with you on waking up in the dark. It doesn't start getting light here till around 8 a.m. I hate it.

    Jen, backhoes, torn up yards, and bad weather are a terrible combination. Jim and I heard a story about Flag being inundated in snow so I guess it could be worse ... unless of course you like being inundated in snow.

  7. Waves to all!

    Back on the court's wifi. Great fog on the righthand photo, Andi.

    Just on the heels of our snow, sleet tonight. Ugh. Got my snowtires on just in time. We lost power twice Saturday night, snow related. Hopefully this one will pass without incident.

    Good day to all.

  8. Catching up...

    You can imagine how I'd feel about being inundated in snow. Unless I'm sitting in front of a roaring fire with a cup of cocoa, knowing I don't have to go out in it. Ever.

    Sorry about the migraine, Maria - hope the mimes are painless today.

    Patient zen thoughts heading your way, Jen - I'd find a good book and ignore everything.

    Love the Doug Adams and Alice references! And the fog - love murky, mysterious days.

    Hope the kitty is recovering, Kelly.

    Yay for writing progress, Lisa and Farf. And wireless, b2!! I'm thankful that my aunt's neighbor doesn't password his/her wireless signal...

    Safe and sound in NC, after a grueling drive yesterday. Fought the sleepies for 13 hours - never had that problem before, and it sucked. Note to self: get more than 4 hours/sleep before a long drive...

    Hanging out for a couple of days with my 80-year old aunt, watching the Judge shows. Dinner with my cousin and her honey tonight. Rain in the forecast (yay). Back home Friday, with a stop in St Augustine to break up the drive.

    Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

  9. Flagstaff can be a wonderful town for a blizzard and I used to enjoy them there. One can hang out downtown with friends for days on end, especially if one is friendly with people who own/run a convenient variety of shops: cafes, bars, coffee shops, tattoo parlors. ;) Something about the vibe of the place meant most folks would take a storm-party attitude about it, "nature has decided we shall slow down drastically and we have decided that we shall enjoy it!", and it was fun. Plus the skiing and snowboarding and closing the highway, all to the good.

    Dayton isn't exactly a metropolis but it's a) pretty flat and 2) still way too big and sprawled out for that kind of small town goodness, so here the winter weather seems like it's just an obstacle that makes everyone grumpy. Heh, Flagstaff is Happy Winter Fairyland and Dayton is Creepy Dickens Ghost.

    Okay, enough lollygagging, off to my tasks. Hope all of you have a good/warm/safe/productive/relaxing day, as your needs may require.

  10. Gee, I'm running late today. Had only a light dusting of snow yesterday but sleet if forecast for tonight. Ick!

    Great photos, Andi. I love fog.

    All the best to everyone.

  11. Hi b2. I hope your bad weather isn't too mean to you.

    Hi Beth. Is NC treating you nice on the weather? Hope you have a nice time with the family.

    You make terrible winter weather sound delightful, Jen. Well, in Flagstaff anyway.

    We had a light dusting of snow yesterday too, CF. Ours was gone by midday.

  12. Weather has been fine, andi. It's not snowing, so I'm not complaining! Drizzle and gray and cold today - storms coming tomorrow and 64, yippee! Dinner with my cousin tonight, and then a visit with my other cousins at their new house. And a day yapping with my aunt. Two more days ahead, then back home.

    Off to watch Biggest Loser - woo hoo - I get more than my share of TV when I'm here...(considering my share is none).

    Night all!

  13. We're getting those storms this evening, Beth… actually, it was misting this morning & hasn't stopped pouring since this afternoon.

    There's a place about a mile & a half from the manor where the rain crosses the road, it's really easy to hydroplane. The Boy & Daughter Dearest, one right after the other, hit it and skidded this evening. The Boy got his (my) Civic righted, but DD put hers in a yard, threading the needle between the house, mailbox, and truck. The guy was sitting on his porch; she went up to apologize and he said, "what are ya doin'?" Putting tracks across his yard, mostly, then continuing. Her Civic has now gone off-road more than most SUVs. :-P

    I've had my share of drama along that particular 50 yards of road myself…

  14. Hope the storms aren't too bad, Beth. We got off with just rain here but big winds coming tomorrow.

    Definnitely the wrong kind of excitement, Farf. But very glad both of them are okay.

    Night all.