Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Foggy morning


No swimming today.

Overnight I listened to a lighthouse fog horn warning ships that the shore wasn’t visible. This morning the horn was still blowing and the lake had disappeared behind a heavy veil.

My plan for today was to explore nearby orchards; I’ve never been here when they were in bloom, and I saw several on my drive that looked promising. But in the fog?

Mysterious beach.

I thought about it while I was eating cereal, staring out into grey nothingness. Contemplating. After all, a flowering tree is beautiful in the sun, but might it be more interesting in the fog?

Certainly worth a walk.

Going for a walk.

Everything is so green up here, and the fog made it seem to drip green dew into the green air.

Green green everywhere.

At the top of a hill was an orchard in full bloom.

Standing in formation despite the weather.

I’ve tried many times to catch the patterns and symmetry of orchards. It’s hard to show the patterns, they’re so large. But every time I’m up here, whatever the season, I try.

Trunks create a pattern.

I guess I find orchards fascinating.

Rows line up.

I love the patterns and textures, especially when they’re in bloom.

So pretty.

Later this afternoon the sun came out. I went for a walk in the woods, and on my way back I drove by the orchard to see what it might look like without fog.

Hills full of orchards.

Turns out they are just as pretty in the sunlight.

Sun shines through blossoms.

I’ve got to organize the photos from my walk in the woods. Maybe you’ll see those tomorrow. But the sun is still shining here, sparkling on the water. There’s a chance we’ll get a sunset tonight.

If so you’ll probably see that first.

Sun diamonds.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

21 thoughts on “Foggy morning

  1. Even in the fog, the orchards are lovely.


    • I think it would be impossible for an orchard not to be beautiful, no matter the season. I’ve been here in winter, with deep snow, and still found the patterns pretty.

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      • I also love trying to show the patterns in orchards, and I find it hard to do. I always love your photo narratives–short comments but always poetic, to go with the photos. Your orchard shots do well at capturing the feeling–I particularly like the one fading off into the fog because it gives that feeling of depth, and the one with the flowered branch hanging in front, giving depth and detail in a different way.


  2. I love the fog photos!


  3. The orchard in fog is beautiful!


  4. We would love to be there with you. Lee’s cousins own a big apple orchard and as a teenagers she would walk the orchards often, it started just across the road from her grandmothers farm. Your pictures remind her of her youth. Love your photography,
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot


  5. Beautiful photos…love the foggy background with the blossoms and all the green:)


  6. The orchard photos are beautiful, my favorite is your 6th picture. I love the picture you clicked of the road with the fog in view. Fog makes some very pretty pictures! Enjoy your day!


  7. This is such a beautiful series of photos, Dawn. I love the fog, and you captured the orchard wonderfully. 🙂


  8. I love fog pictures and orchards are so pretty when in bloom. Great pictures Dawn.


  9. I prefer the foggy photos. It really added some atmosphere.


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