Thursday, July 15, 2010

Whales turned to fog.

I did all my errands early and rushed back to the North Shore where I live because the whales seem to think that 4pm is feeding time and I wanted to get some pictures for my friends. I got myself all set up and in a great position to get some good pictures... then the fog rolled in and completely covered the water!
I could hear the whales but could no longer see them and the camera only picked up a white blanket over the water.
I am fairly sure the whales were laughing at the clever prank they pulled on me. Foiled again!

When I decided to stop looking for whales I was able to let myself see how beautiful the fog looked as it began to climb it's way up the cliffs. A really stunning sight in my books. I took this picture just as it began and marveled at the beauty of the white encroaching on the green.

I have to wonder how many times we go somewhere looking for something or expecting things to go a certain way and when they don't, we just leave. I am starting to feel that perhaps we need to stay awhile and enjoy what shows up naturally. It might be just as beautiful and worthy of our time.

And if we are really lucky? Maybe even more beautiful.


  1. Well, this is a surprise!!! Welcome to Blogland, I am sure you'll make lots of new friends here, it is quite exciting!

    You are right, sometimes we should just accept what we get and enjoy it.

    Looking forward to reading more from you!

  2. You're a very deep thinker Heather. You are right, we should marvel at the beauty of what is, rather than wait for something that might not happen.

  3. We humans are funny creatures aren't we? Many times can't see the forest, as all the trees are in the way.
    So much beauty surrounds us, and so often it does go unnoticed while we are busy looking right past it for something else, better, just over the next hill. You have an excellent way with words you do! Makes a girl smile. :)