A bit of fog

Posted by on November 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm.

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Fog 1

I enjoy foggy weather. Well, I don’t like driving in it, but the fog sets the perfect backdrop for some nice pictures, and wandering around in the haze.

Just don’t think about Stephen Kings’ book, The Mist. You never know what might be lurking in the haze.

Fog 2

These pictures were taken out back, overlooking our garden.

Most of our crops have been harvested. We still have some leeks, pumpkins, and the occasional tomato. However, everything else has been gathered, some of it has been given to loved ones, naturally some of the produce used in our meals, and the rest has been frozen to be used at a later time.

I enjoy gardening. the entire process excites me; planting the seeds, watching them grow, taking care of the crops, gathering, etc, We tend to share our crops with the wildlife; birds, deers, rabbits, and squirrels, etc., There’s plenty to share.

During the warmer months, you’ll usually see me gardening without gloves or shoes. I love the feel of the soil on my bare skin.(It doesn’t take much to make me happy). A simple pleasure yes, but it’s something I enjoy immensely.

Simple pleasures… I suspect we all have and enjoy them. What are some of yours?

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  • suituapui says:

    I love these scenes – the trees, bare or with their brown withered leaves, the mist surrounding them… As long as it does not rain, I’d love to go out and walk around – so serene, so calm. No wonder it has inspired so many poets to write about it – like Keats’ Ode to Autumn.
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @suituapui,
    You’re right, it has inspired many poets. I love that poem.

    Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
    Among the river-sallows, borne aloft
    Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
    And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
    Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
    The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
    And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

    ^^That’s my favorite part.^^

    Now why didn’t I add a poem to this post? Oh well, we might have fog tomorrow. If we do I’ll add a poem; next time I post one of these pictures. πŸ˜‰

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  • Karen says:

    Simple joys are walking on hiking trails – in the woods or in the deserts – also just sitting on my porch enjoying nice weather and reading a book. (and of course making quilts)
    Karen
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Karen,

    Those are great, I enjoy those too. Well.. I’ve recently gotten back into quilting. So, I’m still a newb. πŸ˜‰

    I’m looking forward to making a quilt at home, and then move into making a quilt by hand.

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  • Jennifer says:

    Lovely Fog Pics! Simple Pleasures of mine? TEA! Crafting! Music! Computers – well, I guess computers aren’t really SIMPLE sometimes! LOL
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,
    Those are great answers too, by far my favorite is music. There’s always a song going in my head, sometimes I hop onto the piano and turn whatevers playing in my brain into an actual song.

    I won’t be as talented as guitar extraordinaire Phillip Hii. Piano playing isn’t my passion –> guitar playing is obviously his, just watch Phillip Hii play Toccata and Fugue in D minor by J S Bach. However I still enjoy listening (and attempt to play) good music. πŸ˜‰

    Bach is one of my favorite composers, and as a child my piano teacher had me play a ton of classical music.

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  • Alexa Woods says:

    Enjoying a foggy site is one of my simple pleasures in life. It’s dreamy. It’s relaxing. I just love it period. These photos look great πŸ™‚

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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Alexa Woods,

    Thanks for visiting my site. Thanks, I enjoyed taking the pictures. I’m slowly getting back into photography.

    That’s a great way to describe the fog. This photo was taken last week, I right before taking my daughter to school. When I returned home, I did hang outside for a bit. I would have stayed longer, but I had a few client’s projects that needed to be completed.

    There calling for cooler weather towards the end of the week, so I’m hoping I see the fog returns.

    Thanks for stopping by. πŸ™‚

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  • philip says:

    That’s a beautiful foggy landscape and I love the fall colors too. Makes you feel blessed to be alive, to be able to witness all that beauty. Just noticed the Bach link in your comment. Thanks for spreading the word.
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @philip, Throughout the year I slow down just to see how beautiful our world is. I’m guessing we all need to do that now and again.

    Just noticed the Bach link in your comment. Thanks for spreading the word.

    Anytime and you’re welcome. πŸ™‚

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  • Beth Ellen Nagle says:

    Love the photos. Misty, foggy mornings evoke contemplative solitude in me.

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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Beth Ellen Nagle,
    That type of weather is good for that. Last week, while taking these pictures, I was contemplating how could I manage to spend more time outside. πŸ˜‰

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  • Anna says:

    Although these photos a bit sad, they are beautiful. They bring all this mystery which I associate with fog:)
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Anna,
    There’s a bit of mystery surrounding fog (and mist) which would explain why it’s triggered some great stories.

    I remember reading The Mist by Stephen King. I was eleven when I read that story. It was published in the horror anthology, Dark Forces. Years later, I read a slightly updated version in King’s Skeleton Crew.

    It was an interesting take on mist, and I was intrigued by the creative story he wove about mist and the evil that lurks within it. πŸ˜‰

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  • Jennifer says:

    Hi there! I have today off but will be back to the grind tomorrow! I did a quick wall hanging this morning and am spending time with the furkids. Paco is resting still from his surgery yesterday. Poor baby! I have to take my other one to the vet for a recheck at 3. Hope you are having a nice day!
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @Jennifer,
    It’s always nice to take a break, so we can recharge — here’s hoping you are able to do that.

    I hope your furbabies make a complete recovery too.

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  • erika says:

    So pretty… Last night, on FB, a friend who left the SF Bay Area for middle america was lamenting the lack of fog horns there (she’d mistaken another noise for one ever so briefly and was homesick.) For me, the fog — and those fog horns bellowing– is one of those environmental queues that I’m home…

    On another topic, will we be seeing you playing Star Wars: the Old Republic?
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    Opal Reply:

    Hi @erika,
    Thanks for stopping by, yes I could see how that she’d miss them. It’s been years since I’ve heard a foghorn.

    On another topic, will we be seeing you playing Star Wars: the Old Republic?

    I’ll be checking out Star Wars: The Old Republic. I’m a big fan of Bioware’s games; Mass Effect, Ultima, and Dragon Age, so I’m eager to see what they’ll be doing with SWTOR. I definitely won’t be around for its release date, but I’ll be making an appearance early next year.

    I still play WoW, but it’s no more than thirty minutes weekly. I log on, to do my JC daily — and log off. Fall and winter are the busiest time of year for myself, so I haven’t had any spare time to game. I’ve met some great folks in my Alliance guild, and still keep in contact with them via email.

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    Erika Reply:

    @Opal, my WoW playtime is pretty minimal as well, though thanks to the many Fall in-game holidays, folks are seeing me on a bit more than I had been this Summer.
    I’m super excited about SWTOR, and started up a new blog for it to keep it separate from the many years of WoW playing in the other blog.
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    Opal Reply:

    @Erika, Hallow’s End is my favorite holiday, I did manage to log on daily to run the holiday dungeon. Naturally I got the sinister squashling on the wrong toon(s). My wee level 11 Gnome Rogue, and my 85 Holy/Shadow Priest. My Alliance Druid is my collector.

    Initially I wasn’t going to check out SWTOR, but I started watching, and reading, some Star Wars (mainly older series) and now I want to check out the game. I know it’s not the same, but I’m interested. Also, it’ll be nice to play a game when it’s new — well almost since I won’t be playing when it launches.

    I’ll have to check out your WoW blog, to see if you mention your new blog on there. I know with my local Horde guild, a few stopped playing WoW during the summer. They’re waiting for SWTOR.

  • kaozz says:

    Lovely pics! Wish we had more of a fall here, makes me nostalgic for it. It’s hot and muggy here today, yesterday I had a coat and hat on >.>
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    Opal Reply:

    Thanks @kaozz,
    The weather is strange, today it’s actually warm. The past few days it was chilly. Recently, we’ve been having lots of unpredictable weather.

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  • Sophia says:

    I also love the foggy whether! I enjoy the soft and wet feeling in the foggy day. But to my regret, there is little this kind of whether here. Also, we should have to be more careful when riding πŸ˜€
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