Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Morning in Sepia

It's going to be a hot one. In fact, if I'm lucky, today will be the hottest day of the year. Just make it through today, I tell myself, and it will downhill from here on. Just make it through today, and it will be another year before it is this hot again.
In many ways, I feel that every day I have here on the mountain, every day of health, is a gift. But some days are more like gifts of diamond bracelets, while others are, perhaps, a sensible school blouse from an aunt. Today, falls into that latter category. I'm trying to see today as a gift, even if it's not a gift I particularly appreciate at the moment.
Still, this morning, before the heat really kicked in, I took this photo of the early morning sun through the haze of humidity. It produced a natural sepia effect--no special camera action here. And I am glad I was around to see it.


Cicero Sings said...

Nice shot. I don't envy you the heat and humidity. It is supposed to be a cooler day for us here but no precip.

Carolyn H said...


Thanks! I'm hoping today is the worst of it.

Carolyn H.

KGMom said...

What a lovely photo.

As a nearby neighbor to you (East Shore) I agree about weather.
We have had workers here since last Fri putting in cable for Verizon fiber optic lines. Poor guys--digging in this heat into rock hard soil!

ChicagoLady said...

That's quite an amazing shot! We're definitely in the "dog days of summer."

Carolyn H said...

Kgmom: I would not want to be an outside worker in this weather. But tell those fiber optics guys that if they would bring that high speed internet over my way, I would make sure they'd never run out of cold tea to drink while they're installing it!

Chicagolady: I'm still waiting for the weather to break...and I'll be glad when it does.