Friday, October 22, 2010

Daylight


Here are a few shots I took earlier in the month over on Gwynns Island at sunset. This basket decided to plop down on the beach and admire the views of Hills Bay and the Piankatank River.


I boldly plopped down right beside it and started taking its picture.  The basket really didn't want its picture taken, but I couldn't help myself;  the sun was hitting it just right. Also, I just discovered I love the word "plop."


Even a seagull feather looks better in the evening sun.  

Dawn and dusk are scrunching our hours of daylight like a vice. 

Scrunching?  Really?  

Take Two:  

Dawn and dusk are squeezing our hours of daylight together in a vice-like grip.

This Vitamin-D depraved lunatic deprived individual does not look forward to the cold, dark days ahead which stand between her and spring.

In the meantime, however, she will try to stay focused on the positive aspects of the impending doom and gloom of winter the change of seasons. 

For example:

1.  No ants!  At least not until spring, when they will hijack my house, carry me to the end of the dock and throw me overboard.
2.  No mosquitoes!  
3.  No fiddler crabs!
4.  No ticks!  
5.  No sunlight! No humidity!  Which also means no frizzy hair!

What are some other positive aspects of the November to March doldrums time frame? 

In other news, a few brief announcements:
  • The Mathews High School Cross Country teams competed yesterday at King William. As of last evening I had not heard the results for the girls, but the boys won.  Next Wednesday is the District meet in Williamsburg.
  • Tonight is Homecoming for Mathews High. Parade, football game, the works.
  • The Bobby Stewart 5K will be at Williams Wharf Saturday morning.
  • Sandpiper Reef holds its annual costume party next Saturday night at 9:00 p.m.
  • Urbanna Oyster Festival is the weekend of November 5th.  
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here in three blinks of an eye.
  • I guess that means spring and summer aren't really that far away.
  • Have a great winter weekend.

14 comments:

BayBrowder said...

December 21st is my favorite day of the year because after this date, days are longer and lo...nger and lo.....nger. I love summer days when it's daylight at 6:00 AM and not dark until 9:00 PM.
Maybe I should move to the southern hemisphere for December through February.

deborah said...

Very nice basket!

I am sitting here scrunching my brain for positives. Nope, nothing except for more sewing time (my sanity time).

Ann Marie said...

First and for most December thru March I do not have to wear a bathing suit.. well I don't HAVE to wear during the summer either.. but falling off of boats and docks is easier if you are in swimming attire.

* The Mathews High School Cross Country teams competed yesterday at King William. As of last evening I had not heard the results for the girls, but the boys won. Next Wednesday is the District meet in Williamsburg.

CONGRATS BOYS!!!

* Tonight is Homecoming for Mathews High. Parade, football game, the works.

SKIPPING PARADE.. I HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO CELEBRATE LIKE MY BFF'S LAST CHEMO TREATMENT. GAME TO BE DETERMINED.. THINKING NO!

* The Bobby Stewart 5K will be at Williams Wharf Saturday morning.

DON'T FORGET THE 1 MILE FUN RUN AND THE 8 K.. ALL THE SAME TIME. I WILL BE DOING THE 5 K WITH MY DAD, YOUR BOYFRIEND..

* Sandpiper Reef holds its annual costume party next Saturday night at 9:00 p.m.

INTERESTING STUFF.. WE GOING??

* Urbanna Oyster Festival is the weekend of November 5th.

ME NOT GOING..

* Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here in three blinks of an eye.

THANKSGIVING I GOT.. CHRISTMAS LEAVES ME CONCERNED.

* I guess that means spring and summer aren't really that far away.

HOPEFULLY FAR ENOUGH THAT I WON'T BE A WHALE IN A WET SUIT NEXT SUMMER

* Have a great winter weekend.
YOU TO SISTER.. LOVE REVOGEL.

Deltaville Jamie said...

November approaching means field hockey is over and basketball is starting. This means no more freezing in rain and wind outside but sweating in the heat of a gym. It also means a trip to Cali... and a trip to OF. Not sure if I am going to the festival itself (unless someone talks me into it) but I will be in Dville from Fri night till Sun afternoon.

Mental P Mama said...

I will be happy just to get through this weekend and my event tomorrow night. Oyster Fest? sigh

Trisha said...

Autumn in the north - how lovely. Down here the fire ants never seem to go into hibernation!

Daryl said...

That basket is holding my place, I have sat right there ...

I wish I had a beach nearby ... the park does not count.

I am with BayBrowder about the longer days ...

Scrunchy is such a fun word .. disalc is not fun ... but it was the WV

Kay L. Davies said...

Why does an oyster fest sound good to me when I don't like oysters? Probably your enthusiasm, it's infectious.

Love the basket cases... um, basket pictures. Very nice. And you're right, the right light does wonders for humble objects, although feathers are always good to find.

Kay, Alberta

Anonymous said...

Help...so depressed...you don't look like me...you look young and beautiful...dirt nap come and get me...Fiftieth Class Reunion...gasp rattle...everyone in wheelchairs and/or don't remotely resemble their former selves...wheeze, rattle, snork...Mom

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Kay - I think you had it right the first time with "basket cases!" Basket Cases R Us could be the subtitle of this blog.

Mumma-You need to go walking with me to help snap out the funk. You are nowhere near taking a dirt nap, stop that. Some of your classmates at the reunion may well be, which is why you're in the funk. You are healthy as a horse! The doctor's office even said so. Of course they were reading my blood test results, but still...

IT'S FRIDAY! Thank you all for commenting.

big hair envy said...

As of two hours ago, my parking spot and bathroom privileges have been officially secured for OF! YAY! Can't wait:)

Shorter days?? Delivah me!

Me said...

I agree with all of your thoughts about impending winter and the scrunching of daylight hours.

Positive things:

a) being able to wear cuddly clothing and socks!
b) if we are lucky and careful, we can get our pansies to keep flowering all winter! Or at least keep them from dying...

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I'll be with BHE at OF so I guess I'll have at least have a place to pee. I also get 10 days in a row off in November so I like that. See you at OF! After that I go into hybernation and will not be available till first thaw.
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foolery said...

Positive things about fall and winter? How much time do you have?

~ No sweat. 'Bye-bye, 105F.
~ No black widows. Well, only a couple, and they're SLOW.
~ Winter sunlight makes for great photos.
~ SWEATERS! SWEATS! FUZZY SOCKS! GOOFY HATS!
~ Warm drinks.
~ Holidays centered around FOOD.
~ IT'S CANDY SEASON, PEOPLE!!!

Too much? Sorry. I love fall and winter.