Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

A fleeting moment


Yesterday started out with fog but ended up warm with sunshine filling my space.

It was 70F with sun by the end of the afternoon!

Like most evenings since I’ve been here, there wasn’t much of a sunset even though there were a few floaty clouds overhead.

Wispy bits float by

The sun quietly slid below the horizon while I was busy talking on the phone.

Evening falls on a fine day.

It was a good way to end a day I’d spent mini adventuring. More on that in another post.

This morning, just like a certain sheltie-girl who will remain nameless, the light woke me at 6 a.m. The strange glow in the room had me leaping out of bed searching frantically for my clothes and then the camera.

Because this was outside:

This hasn’t been edited. This was the color I wasn’t sure I was seeing.

The whole world was orange and I knew it wouldn’t last.

It looks like a sepia photo from my grandmother’s time.

Sure enough, after only a minute or two the grey fog began to creep in, damp on my cheeks and the camera lens.

The fog moves in, obliterating the light.

And the whole world changed to grey.

Turned to black and white.

But wasn’t that orange moment worth getting up early for!

Katie says that would be a lesson well learned.

I have faith the light will return.

Edit: If you want to see an extraordinary sky, check out this post from 3 years ago about now when I was down here with Katie-girl.

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.

38 thoughts on “A fleeting moment

  1. That is some fog! A little bit like Maine in the fall. I suppose similar weather conditions produce it. Will the fog burn away as the day progresses? That’s what happens here.


  2. Wow, I would have jumped up for that too. Gorgeous!


  3. Orange to grey, but still cool. Glad you are having a good time down there 🙂


  4. Most interesting. The quick shift in color is Mother Nature at her trickiest. Lovely photos.


  5. What a magical start to your day!


  6. Wow, that is beautiful! Our skies look yellow sometimes, but never this gorgeous orange.


    • I’ve never seen it this color either. The sun was coming up, I wonder if it was pink before I saw it this color. You should have seen me stumbling over my feet trying to get dressed and out the door before it faded. Even in the pictures I took you can see the color leaving from one shot to the next.

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  7. Katie and I would get a long great since I get up around 4:00 a.m. most mornings. Love the orange those color changes only last a few minutes but I love them.


  8. WOW! Surreal! You have captured some breathtaking photos while you’ve been on your trip.


  9. what a gorgeous place to stay, so cozy and inviting!


  10. I’d have hopped up to see that orange tint, too — something a bit eerie about a sky like that in the morning. Probably heralded the gray and rain to follow. But what a wonderful house you’ve got to curl up in — perfect for a nice cup of cocoa and a good book!


  11. Your house inside looks like a wonderful place to be!
    Wonderful color shots — those oranges and reds don’t last long at all, do they.
    Except when thousands upon thousands of fires are burning in multiple places all at the same time and the smoke is infusing the entire valley for weeks on end. Then you get days that are eerily orange or red all day. Not the same pleasant feeling! So I like your variation much better.


  12. Dawn, your Dad’s house looks like it would fit perfectly into the North Georgia mountains. I know you said it’s in Alabama, but I’m wondering where. Light is an interesting element isn’t it? You definitely captured the magic.


  13. The light will return in 4 days, then hide again for 5. Have you seen the crazy forecast?


  14. The magic of fog! And the changing light. Beautifully captured in these images.


  15. What great light!! Fun to get up for good light!


  16. What glories and beautifully captured too. It always seems incredible how a few minutes can make so much difference.


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