Friday, December 9, 2011

Misty Morn



Last weekend, I glanced out my bedroom window and noticed a haze hovering over Smither Cemetery, across the creek.

Hurry! I said to myself. Grab the camera!

I dutifully obeyed.

The morning fog can be so beautiful.





I snapped several shots, put the camera down, then continued to admire the view.





Then I realized that wasn't fog at all.

My neighbor was just burnin' some leaves.

The End.

p.s. For clarification, the neighbor was not the house off in the distance in these pictures, even though smoke appears to be coming from there in that last one. No, this neighbor is to the right of Smither Cemetery, which is an enchanting waterfront cemetery behind those pine trees.

p.s.s.t. Before I go off on a tangent about Smither Cemetery and believe me I could, please come to the Mathews Christmas Parade on Saturday at 1.  I'll be at the Visitor Center (formerly Sibley's General Store) before the parade signing books, chatting with friends, and wondering how I can possibly be old enough to have a teenager going to the Holly Ball--with a date--Saturday night.

Have a fantastic weekend.

13 comments:

deborah said...

And I was thinking how beautiful the mist was rising off the water - haha
Enjoy your book signing!

Anonymous said...

Though I am not one for cemeteries, that one is the best I have ever wanted to haunt...smoke or fog, it is lovely effect.
Best of luck for the weekend, and for CBW son.
LLC

Deltaville Jamie said...

First, I'm younger than you and I have a teenager graduating this year and preparing for college.... now who feels old.

And what great shots. Smoke is just as pretty as fog.

Maria_NJ said...

Good luck tomorrow, I just snagged my copy on Amazon and hopefully if all the planets line up correctly I will be able to get it autographed!

And good luck to Maria too, I am assuming its a formal...and a date too, oh my...

nice pictures like usual, fog, smoke, its all good...

Daryl I wanted to comment on Rosie, oh I know about that, last CHRISTmas time we lost our Bella, I still cry for her... glad your Rosie is better...

everyone have a wonderful weekend...

wv:faubroo: have a faubroo haha time...

Windsmurf said...

Good luck with the book signing event tomorrow. I'll be buying my copy on Amazon soon.

The smoke looks every bit as nice as a mist would look, with the added dimension of smell. Nice shots.

Daryl said...

18 sleeps .. and I promise you will have as much Asian food as you can eat!

Trisha said...

Darn that smoke - pretending to be fog!

Bethie said...

I have tried to find Smither Cemetary a few weeks back, but could not. One of our mutual friend's father was buried there a few weeks ago and I could not attend the service. I was hoping that was ghostly fog, btw, not smoke.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful cemetery, hilarious story about the smoke impersonating fog. Wish I could be at your book-signing, but I just returned from the west coast and am exhausted.
I'll see if our local cemetery has a ghost I can send in my stead.

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

thomas said...

Beautiful picture . Again, you are very lucky to see that out your window.

Amazon, today e-mailed my book had been shipped.

Anonymous said...

Did you change your blog scheme or does it just look different on my nook?

I'll try to dtop by the visitor center, got my book from amazon this week!

Anonymous Mathews Native

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Thanks, everyone!

Bethie-the cemetery is right across from the Ruritan Club. If you don't know where that is, from the Court House you'd drive through Hudgins (where Donk's is) for about another 1/2 a mile or so and the road to the cemetery will be on the right. There are brick columns at the end of the lane (Route 627, Smithers Lane).

AMN - I haven't changed anything, although Blogger keeps wanting me to update my template. Must be the Nook. Hope to see you today!

Country Girl said...

Thinking of you, you nut ~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUwEIt9ez7M