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Today has been a little weird around here. We've been blanketed in fog all day long, which is very unusual for us. Having fog isn't unusual, but having it last through the night and all throughout the day is not what we normally experience.
I went out about an hour ago to snap some pictures, because the fog gives everything an ethereal look. And although I worry about everyone in my family driving in this soup (they are all on the road in one direction or another, hours from home today), it really is beautiful.
I'm beginning to wonder if we didn't bring a little Parisian weather home with us, since as you can see by the picture above, we had lots of foggy and grey days while we were there.
As I look out my window right now the conditions have actually deteriorated since I snapped these pics not long ago. And I've lightened them a bit because they were very dark, but I haven't turned them into black and white or desaturated them at all...it really is that grey out there.
It would be the perfect backdrop for a movie, or for an artist looking to capture a monochromatic look. And my friend Dan would be delighted with it all, calling it "good Scottish weather." He loved nothing more than a cold rainy, grey day with fog and a bit of melancholy music to go along with it.
Since I took the shot above, I can't even see down to the water, but I can hear the Canada Geese squawking and splashing as they land. I wonder if they love or hate the fog? It certainly gets them talking, and I'm guessing it's how they communicate where they are and when to land or take off, since visual clues are at a minimum right now.
A world in shades of grey, just waiting for springtime and blue skies...and I'm waiting right along with Mother Nature.
The real reason I took my camera out into the mist was to try and capture these two who were quietly chatting with one another.
As they often do whenever we try to get even remotely close, they took off for less threatening waters.
Normally they just paddle away, but these two seem to be new this year and aren't too sure about the crazy lady with the camera so they took flight.
We haven't had many swans this year, and they only showed up a few weeks ago. I've only seen these two and then a family of 4 with two older cygnets. The family of 4 seems to have moved on, and these two have come to take their place.
Usually by this time of year we have over 20 calling the creek and their river home for the winter, and it makes me sad to think that maybe our seasonal visitors won't be with us as much as in years past.
They also seem to have grown more wary of humans as they are truly wild. I was using my 400mm for these shots, so I was not close to them by any stretch, but they must have felt threatened.
I hope I haven't scared them off, and that they will return....maybe on a day that has a little less Paris grey in it perhaps?
What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?