I’ve been mesmerized by it out on the ocean on a sailboat, where it becomes your whole world – but that’s another blog post.
The other morning after the fog moved in, I was startled by the colours of the flowers. It was partly the contrast between the saturated colour close up and the grayed-out view in the distance. And partly (as photographers understand) the non-directionality of the light – the lack of shadows, so the colours are purer.
We’re weather watching, having fun trying to understand what we see and building our knowledge about how weather works. Banks of fog are rolling into Mahone Bay. Are they related to the approaching hurricane? Or just the incoming tide? The water has been warm in Mahone Bay lately, and the air hot and humid. Cooler water coming in would cause moisture in the air to condense and form fog. What do you think?
It has been raining for weeks now, it seems. A quasi-stationary low has delivered warm, moist air to the South Shore on an ongoing basis.
Lunenburg is still picturesque through the fog. You get a new appreciation for why the buildings are so brightly painted. It’s a cool place to hang out.
Friends of ours are waiting to make a trans-Atlantic crossing in their sailboat, but the weather has delayed their departure. They’ve moved the boat into Lunenburg Harbour so they can enjoy the ambiance and feel like they’ve started their trip. No matter what other ports you may visit, Lunenburg is special, a unique, historic, world-class sailing destination.
It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day with temperatures well above freezing. We have a lot of snow and ice for that sun to melt. Still, it feels like spring on a day like this. Some people find this time of year difficult in Nova Scotia, when daffodils are blooming in Victoria on the “other coast”. Others relish the cold temperatures and make the most of it. As for me, I’ve usually had my nose buried in my work at this time of year and this year is no exception. And I’m grateful for that.