Sunday, February 24, 2013

Grayed Out


The world is in between today
Neither dark nor light
Resting easy in grayness
Soft and smooth 
As an ancient pearl.


There is dotted mist
hiding the distant horizon.
Or is it haze?
It is certainly not fog.


The gulls are in
collateral colors
and play in the mud
hinting at collateral damage.


Except for one who stands aloof
Without companion
Still as a stone
Perhaps lost in opaque thoughts.

18 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely Gulls, even when it's a grey day.

Hilary said...

Very moody.. images and words. Gulls make a pretty picture no matter the circumstances.

Brian Miller said...

ha...or standing there thinking what fools the others are...nice capture of the gulls...bright and sunny here today...

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Beautiful nature photos they certainly set a mood. I must say I love the gull standing aloof -- sorta how many feel on gray days. -- barbara

Mystic Meandering said...

We are in the middle of a blizzard here in Colorado :) Love the last photo. Johnathan Livingston I presume :) lol. Pensive - asking himself the existential question of life - What am I doing here!? lol I also love your reference to the gray as an ancient pearl... I love gray days, so mysterious...

kenju said...

Lovely. It is sunny here, for the first time in 3-4 days. Tomorrow, we go back to cooler temps and grey skies.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

In the last month
a lot of gray days...
but no Gulls
in my area :)

Lynn said...

I do wonder what they are thinking sometimes. Lovely photos.

Red said...

I always like your poetry. It's descriptive and spiritual.

Kat said...

Who knew gray could be so beautiful? Well done!

Granny Annie said...

Oh my those things that cause us to wonder.

SueAnn Lommler said...

Beautiful images!
Thank you for sharing them
Hugs
SueAnn

Tyler Thursby said...

I like how poetic this blog is. You're a terrific writer! Love the photos too. Did you take those yourself?

I'm currently working on my own budget travel blog, hope you take a look :)

Pauline said...

Love this interplay of words and photos!

Barbara Shallue said...

Lost in opaque thoughts. Beautiful!

Mage said...

For a second I thought you said Clotted fogs.

Just lovely, thank you.

Jenny Woolf said...

A lovely quiet reflective post. Your photos of the natural world are like I wish mine were.

Kay said...

Beautiful words and amazing photos! Wow!