Thursday, October 11, 2018

Autumn Skies

We get all kinds of different sky views once fall arrives, from bright blue and sunny to fog.  Often brightened a bit by coloured leaves.

You may recognize this view, right out back.

And another close view.

These two pine trees against the blue sky looked striking.


On another occasion, down by the bay.

Georgian Bay as you come back into town.

I was glad to see I expanded a few of your vocabularies when I referred to the evening of this photo as 'smirr'.  It's a Scottish word meaning meaning rain that's between the texture of fog and drizzle.  It seems innocent enough, but it can soak you through before you know it!  We first encountered it on the Isle of Mull, while waiting for the tiny pedestrian ferry to the Isle of Iona.  When it wasn't smirr it was horizontal rain.  When we got home I realized the term could easily be applied here.

20 comments:

  1. Your views over the lake are my favourites here.

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  2. We get that smirr here quite often. : )
    My favorite it the benches overlooking the bay.

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  3. The sky and clouds offer such beautiful scenes and so many photographic opportunities, thank you for offering us the treat of your lakeshore scenes and sky.

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  4. Love the views over Georgian bay just the way I remember them so many years ago. And the Autumn skies always interesting .

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  5. With Autumn upon us now that smirr could quickly turn to brrrrrr.

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  6. Smirr or fog, I love the soft look of the pictures. On the other hand, it does make traveling more difficult. - Margy

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  7. Love your water photos. Smirr is a new word to me too - foggy rain? We get that on the west coast.
    Joy

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  8. Hi Stew! I am not sure if you remember me, but I worked for you in 2007/2008, helping out with the Young Conservation Professionals program, among other things! I was inspired by your work with land stewardship and have gone on to make my career about agricultural sustainability (so far! I still feel pretty young! :)). I stumbled across your blog and found it so inspiring how you find interesting things in nature no matter where you are, from the hospital or rehabilitation centre house sparrows and now the trees back at home! Thought I'd drop a note to let you know, as your blog was such an unexpected little bit of sunshine in my day! :) - Katie

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  9. Wonderful pictures! And the pictures are just great, especially the last misty one. :-)

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  10. Yes, I was one of the folks sent to the dictionary, too.

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  11. We look forward to Nov, Dec...because our skies actually turn a great blue. The rest of the year here there is so much humidity we're lucky to get a silvery-smeared robin egg blue.

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  12. Been a fair bit of smirr our way the past few days. Thankfully the sun is shining brightly today. It has been very windy and a lot of trees have dropped their leaves. I love your photo of the road coming over the hill to the bay. I remember that scene when we were your way this summer. It took my breath away.

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  13. Lovely photos!!!! Glad you are out and about.

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  14. I finally clicked on the comments waiting, and found your card had arrived. It was posted in Canada by Hugh's cousin, over there on holiday in Ontario, so maybe from Tottenham. So busty down here, still packing , hope to see a home today!!! Wonderful for you to be home, and many good wishes to Mrs F.G . I know so well how hard it is to keep a smiling face when times are tough, Hugh's 2 heart attacks, then spinal surgery. The one photo we saw was so great. Many, so very many fond greetings to you both.

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  15. It looks like your part of the world is quietening down with the arrival of Autumn. I'm looking forward to it arriving here in march/April.

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  16. I always enjoy seeing your photographs …

    All the best Jan

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  17. Hey Stew where are ya?? Didn't run out of battery gas did ya, or did ya get a speeding ticket on the golf course??

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  18. This is Patsy on Bill's laptop. I'm experiencing internet connection problems since Friday night. :(
    Beautiful photos, Stew. Love the roads that end up with you driving into the lake, so to speak. :)
    Hope all is well in your world. Thank you Maria for the note.

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