January 11, 2013

On a Gray January Day in Maine















No doubt about it, these gray days of January can be daunting, even to those of naturally sunny disposition and optimistic outlook.

The temperatures rise just enough to melt a bit of the snow, then they fall just enough that the melt turns to glare ice.

Everywhere we look, the landscape fades to monochromatic - gray sky, gray shadows, gray birch trees. Even the waters of the bay seem to have lost their luster.

Normally I love the quiet. The kind of deep winter quiet when you can hear the snow whispering down. But this time of year even the silence seems oppressive.

What to do? What to do?

Go somewhere? 
Nah. 
Only turkeys venture out on a day like this.

 Putting on my thinking cap ...








Maybe I'll punish some copper ...






Nah. 
I'd probably smash my finger.


Or build a cairn ...

 Nah.
I'd only knock it down, probably on my foot.

Maybe I'll take a nap ...
Nah.
Too late in the day. (And besides, that ground is cold!)

To early for dinner. Too late to take photos.

Wait! I know what I'll do!!!  I'll make a treasury!!!


Well hey! I'm thinking gray may just be my favorite kind of day!

©2013 Rough Magic Creations

12 comments:

  1. What a fun visit! Seeing those turkeys run down that road brought back some memories for me. Thanks Mollie!

    Cheers!
    Julie
    Julie Magers Soulen Photography

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    1. Yep Julie, I thought you might have seen some of these guys too! :)

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  2. Great fun, Mollie! Enjoyed your sharing!

    www.injoyemporium.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Deborah! I'm off to visit your lovely blog!

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  3. Cool gray mood! Love the turkeys:-)

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    1. Thank you Iris! Those turkeys just strutted along in front of our car like they owned the road. :)

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  4. Wonderful post Mollie! Thanks!

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  5. It looks so very beautiful,I`m from Brooklyn,New York (caught right in the middle of hurricane sandy) Your pictures make me want to move to Maine.
    A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

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    1. Come on up, Maria! You'd love it here!!! We lived in NYC for 5 years before moving to Maine - a big change, but a happy one for us!

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