Misty Morning

Having slept much of yesterday, my head was much clearer today, although I was still rather wobbly.

However, I did manage couple of short walks in the garden. The first was before the sun emerged.

Cars drove with headlights on Christchurch Road; grey skies hung over the garden; yet I was still able to find reasonably lit flowers.

Later as the sun emerged, Jackie removed her protective covers from her more tender plants; more flowers were well lit; and the sun’s rays striated the clouds of mist.

This afternoon I settled down to watch the Six Nations rugby matches between France and Scotland, and between England and Wales.

This evening we dined on small supermarket chicken jalfezis – just what I could manage.


  1. I enjoyed the progression of your photos from dark and dreary to hopeful. The spring flowers do cheer a body. Glad you are feeling revived after your bout of flu.

  2. I hope you continue to feel better with each hour today, Derrick.
    Glad you got out for some walks.
    Jackie’s tender loving care of the garden shows in those beautiful flowers! I know you two are taking tender loving care of each other, too.
    Your photos remind me that during a dreary, misty, foggy time we need to be like the flowers and keep lifting our heads to find the sun. Not just survive, we must thrive.

  3. Love the shot of the rays filtering through the trees. I’m so happy to know you’re feeling better, Derrick. My Derek tuned into some rugby today too…we thought of you. πŸ™‚

  4. You have a rare mastery over exposure. I am happy the mist is dissipating gradually, although there will be the bits of ever stubborn patches refusing to budge.

  5. When I was a lot younger we lived in the Dandenong Ranges to the east of Melbourne. There it was common to have day after day of misty cloudy mornings that were very much like those you showed here. Very nostalgic Derrick.

  6. I’m glad you got out early to take such beautiful pictures through the mist. Lovely bright yellow daffodils.

  7. “Mist rolling in from the Sea…” I’m hearing Sir Paul as i peruse your atmospheric pictures!

    It’s good to see your daff’s are blooming and Jackie has been taking good care of the camelias! (and of you too, i hope!) πŸ˜‰

    Good to see you making steady progress. πŸ™‚

  8. I am glad to hear you are walking, Derrick. The photos of your gardens in late winter are beautiful, especially in the misty light of morning. Jackie has done a fine job!

  9. Your garden looks beautiful. I’m glad you are on the mend and could get out this morning.

    The mist has moved up here this evening and it is very atmospheric. The darkness isn’t ideal for photography, though!

      1. I’ve just learned it isn’t must (or fog) here. It’s air pollution – particulates and NO. No wonder I feel rough this morning!

  10. Beautiful colourful flowers in all their glory, and still sharing their beauty even under an overcast misty sky, credit to you Derrick for venturing out to capture those images.

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