Warm and fuzzy

Am I, though?

I do try to be, but as I’m not a morning person, it’s a challenge. I’m not an afternoon, evening or night person either. Might as well throw in I’m not always a people person – odd, for an educator? – and warm and fuzzy isn’t too accurate.

Warm and fuzzy? Check!

However, it isn’t always all about me – stamps foot, throws tantrum – I was referring to the weather earlier this week when we went down to the beach, and the fact that I should have cleaned the lens before taking any photographs. It was misty, but not that misty…

Not that misty…

September already? Time has done what time does, stretching and shrinking, making me look back and think, gee, summer was really long this year, or, goodness, summer simply raced by! Either way, it is almost over, and we’re definitely leaning into a fall feel, with chilly and foggy mornings giving way to pleasantly warm but not hot afternoons.

Pleasantly warm

On our beach evening, September 1st, we set off in sunshine, but by the time we arrived the fog had rolled onto the shore, and we wondered if we’d mistimed our visit, at least for sitting in some warmish sun? No no, not to worry, less than ten minutes passed, the fog drifted off and the sun reappeared. Hello fall. Goodbye summer. Hello fall. Oh, hello summer again, wait your turn, fall. Hmm. Was I really sitting on a log talking to the seasons? Warm and fuzzy? Or somewhat strange? Looks like I’m a season person.

Make your mind up…

Right, I’m off to clean the lens and talk to some clouds. Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful (long) weekend!

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plaidcamper

I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

20 thoughts on “Warm and fuzzy”

  1. If you hadn’t mentioned that your lens was fogged up or smeared, I would have looked at these pics and said something like, “Man you’re on to something here, clearly an impressionistic mode from the old camper, something new.” As is, I like that soft, muted, transitional image, like summer shifting back & forth in present time. Thanks again, and continue to enjoy that seasonal shift.

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    1. Thanks, Walt! I’d love to claim some photographic talent, but nope, it’s point and shoot and sometimes clean the lens. We’re still weaving between summer and fall here, and quite happy for that. Hope all is well with you!

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  2. I love the subtle blues in the first photo as well as the misty look in the following. A friend of mine years ago told me he would put a nylon stocking over the lens to soften the subjects and create atmosphere.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Hope you had a pleasant long weekend, post Ida…
      I’m way behind on my blog reading, but will stop at MaritimeMac in the near future – always enjoy your take on the east coast!

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  3. Once I was done being mesmerized by the fabulous photos, I had to laugh at that wonderful opening paragraph!! Loved the deserted beach and wish the beautiful combination of summer/fall days lasted longer. I’ve been enjoying the arrival of wonderful weather between football games and some of the World Cup qualifying matches (very glad the transfer window has finally closed). Enjoy the week and hopefully a wonderful seasonal craft beer!!

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    1. It must be exhausting being a people person! Quite contented I’m not one or at least I enjoy pretending I’m not…
      I think maybe I should experiment more with a splotchy lens – seems to add interest!
      I enjoy the big international competitions when they’re on, but I get frustrated by the international break weekends disrupting the flow of regular football – especially if Everton is doing ok. When they stop doing ok – that’ll be losing the next game most likely – I’ll blame the international break!
      Hope your week is going well!

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  4. You are definitely a season person, for you captured the changes well here, pc. I enjoyed your dialogue, gave me a smile. And wonderful fog-moody photos. Sending cheers and smiles your way, my friend.

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  5. “Time has done what time does, stretching and shrinking…”. Exactly. A point made more salient by our advancing age (!?) and the events of the last few years. Thanks for the pics, misty or no.

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    1. Thanks, Bob! Advancing years? Yup! The good times shoot by, the dreary times do not go by quickly enough, or so it feels in the moment (by moment, by god awful moment – I’m looking at you, COVID, and politicians of many stripes…)
      Thank goodness for outdoor spaces while they still exist, and the occasional decent beer!

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