Saturday, December 26, 2009

Post-Christmas Fog

Dear me.

The snows came and went.
The rains came and went.
The presents have been bought, wrapped, delivered and unwrapped. Some may even have been returned and exchanged for other booty by now.

And, here in Pennsylvania, the fog has rolled in. It's that post-Christmas fog that usually descends on us as a result of too much food and wine, too much song and gifting. Tonight that expected mental fog has actually manifest as real, water-suspended-in-air fog.

Perhaps all that running from store to store, all those online shopping bits and bytes, all that toasting and roasting, all those Joy-filled carols, all those Warmest Wishes for a Happy Eid, Happy Divali, Blessed Solstice, Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and Happy Kwanzaa actually raised the temperature here in Pennsylvania, giving the post-holiday fog a physical form.

There's something fitting in that, because fog quiets things, tones it down, slows us down like a soft, cool blanket. Despite what you hear, you can actually think within a blanket of fog seeded with sedatives. Less input to distract and all.

So before the fog lifts to let in the New Year with its celebrations and resolutions and raised expectations, take a moment to relax.

And, Warmest Wishes for a Blessed Fog.


Lori Skoog said...

Great shots Fe. I hope there are many days left in your vacation! We had fog here last night too.

mountain.mama said...

Love that last shot, and yes to post-holiday fogs in all forms!

CoyoteFe said...

Lorelei - Thanks! And, it still feels like MANY!

MM - Thanks, and I agree with your approval of the fog!

rebecca said...

Yes, can we have our one last relaxed state of being before ushering in the new year with it's list of intended resolutions? Thank you fog...fog....fog....foggetaboutit! Pft! I got much to do!


Smooches my sister!
Rebecca-san ♥

CoyoteFe said...

Foggetaboutit???New Yorkers! :-)
Oh, yeah - I need to make a list ...

CountryDreaming said...

Absolutely love these foggy Christmas-After images! My favorite is the middle one, then the last, then the first, which shall be last! I was a huge X-Files fan and right now we would have been smack dab in the middle of X-Files season. That tv show has come and gone, but I'm still an X-File. And so I will enjoy the fog and its mystery, and its promise of still more.

CoyoteFe said...

Egad CD - I did not even think of it, but they Do look like some forest Scully and Mulder would be stumbling through with those high-beam flashlights! I misst that show as well.

Janie said...

I love the gold tones in your evening fog.
We're having fog around here. Could well be a result of too much feasting. Since highs in the teens goes with our fog, we're forced to sit around the fire and relax. Ah, a terrible burden, but somebody has to do it.

CoyoteFe said...

Anonymous - Nice to meet you as well!

Janie - The weirdest light shines outside my building. FORCED to sit around the fire and relax? Ha! Sounds like a blessing to me! Blessings to you and yours!