Above is a recent shot of the shoreline and cemetery across the creek from my house. Saturday we had lots of fog, which created a bounty of photo opportunities.
Below is a shot (from Septemberish* of this year) of the same shoreline, shifted slightly more to the right. The rays of the setting sun behind me created an incredible light show across the creek.
The mood of the first one is somber, cold and gray, like the tombstones in that cemetery. The second one is peaceful, warm and relaxing.
Nature is just like us. She can be in a good mood or a somber mood, depending on the day or even the time of day. She gets angry sometimes too. Based on the number of nor'easters we've had this year, I'd say she has lots of pent-up hostility. She may need to learn some stress management techniques.
As I write this my mood is closer to somber because of my return to the paying job today. It will be back to the usual routine of commuting and sitting at my desk daydreaming of a job that I would actually enjoy, such as creating a reality TV show based on Mathews, its stories and its lively characters. Or creating the Blog Fest Movie. For example.
After Wednesday I'll be more along the lines of happy and warm because I'll be off Thurday and Friday.
Which of the two photos best represents your mood today?