Today I’m sharing photos taken on 3 separate days here in central Florida. The first is the foggy gray morning that can happen in winter. Warm moist winds off the Gulf blow in on cooler moist ground and fog appears. I no longer worry about driving in it since I’m retired. I’ve always enjoyed watching fog and think of Carl Sandberg’s poem. It’s one of my favorites.
BY CARL SANDBURG
The fog comes
on little cat feet.
It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
On another day the bright afternoon sun shining through a beautiful tree made me happy. Blue skies are the norm most of the time.
Finally I couldn’t pass up a wonderful sundown by Tampa Bay one evening. It just makes me glad to be alive.
Thanks for the visit. I’m wishing you the kind of skies that make you happy.
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The sunset shot looks glorious! We had a very foggy day today…almost couldn’t see anything this early morning when we went out for a walk…
thanks Angie – I love misty, foggy mornings when I’m not driving. It’s not great to drive in. Fog to me is sort of other worldly mysterious.
I always loved that Sandburg poem. I love how the weather and time of day changes things.
That’s tree – when the light changes through out the day, things look totally different sometimes
The first 2 photos look like they could be months apart. It’s amazing how quickly the weather can change.
Thank you for this beautiful post Carol
Gorgeous sunset. Thanks for sharing our beautiful Tampa Bay.
The photos are great and the poem superb. It takes talent to put “little cat feet” and “fog” together.
I love Carl Sandburg’s poetry – he was talented
Lovely photos ~ especially like the contrast of the fog and then the clear sparkly day ~
Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)
Another lovely post Carol, beautiful photos and I enjoyed the poem. Thank you and have a great weekend coming up.
Have a great weekend!
That Carl Sandburg had a way with words. The fog coming in on cat feet. Beautiful photos. I grew up in the mountain west and rarely saw fog. When I moved to the gulf coast I thought it was cool.
I agree cool and mysterious
I love sunsets like that! 🙂
Your skies and Carl Sandburg’s poem made me happy. I remember that fog all too well back when I lived in Tampa years ago. Alana ramblinwitham
I traveled by train to Carl Sandburg’s house in Galesburg, IL with my father and my youngest son. You surprised me with the Fog poem. I always admired his Chicago poem. Fog poem is really excellent too. It is good to be alive.
I would love to see his home. I agree – it’s wonderful to be a live.
Beautiful captures Carol! I think Florida looks pretty whatever the weather. 🙂
Something about a foggy morning always gets me.. it’s so eerie and romantic and the same time.
Blue skies make me so happy. Even when I’m walking home and feeling so tired after work and my ears are still ringing form all the noisy kids. If I see a bright blue sky it instantly makes me feel better.
Beautiful and loved the poem. Happy Sunday to you Carol 🙂
Well I see I already commented. Apologies for yet a third. I need that first cup of coffee I guess 😊☕️😎
no problem – have a wonderful Sunday
That fog is crazy! Glad you managed to capture a fabulous sunset though! Sim x visiting from Monday Morning Blog Club
We get those type of mists on the east coast of the UK. We call them “sea frets”.
all images are gorgeous. I am not fun of fog, but, fog offers great photographs ;-).
I’ve got those happy skies too!! Not having to drive on bad weather days was one of the absolute joys of being retired (there were lots more foggy days in Oregon than there ever are here). Now I’ve been retired for so long that I don’t usually give it a second thought, but it was great to be reminded! . Like mine over here in FM, your happy skies are just wonderful and I wish you many many more of the same!!
thanks Sallie – wishing you beautiful days too
What lovely photos I like the comparisons too 🙂
Have a seasonaltastic week 👍
I am also a fan of Carl Sandberg’s poetry, Carol. Fog is very atmospheric. Your Florida days look lovely!
Glorious photos, especially that sunset shot.
Love the poem.
Hugs and blessings, Carol.
Beautiful photos and wonderful narration. Lovely post!
Lovely photos! I feel happy when I see that amazing blue sky through the trees, too.
Every day is lovely in its own special way! Thanks for the reminder. (I never have had to go anywhere on foggy Florida mornings, but I know exactly what you mean by appreciating them more because you don’t. Eugene Oregon gets coastal foggy days quite often (in the fall and winter of course) and I had to drive to work through it way too often. That was definitely something I didn’t miss!)
I’m sure lots of coastal communities get fog. I do enjoy watching it – it’s mysterious!