Hazy Shade of Winter

November 12, 2021  •  7 Comments

California Dreamin' on such a Winter's Day...

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All the Leaves are Brown
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and the Sky is Gray
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I've been for a Walk
On a Winter's Day
                                   - John & Michelle Phillips

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And the Sky is a Hazy Shade of Winter
Simon and Garfunkel


Todd Henson(non-registered)
It's interesting how this brought to mind different music to different folks. For me it was the album A Pleasant Shade of Gray by Fates Warning. Not sure how well the music would fit, though. :-)
I immediately thought (incorrectly) of Procul Harem. But their song was "A Whiter Shade of Pale". But the bleak lyrics and dirge-like pace of the melody of that song is a great (though unintended) match for todays' batch of photos, especially the last one of the group. Bleak, Pale, I half expect to see an 8 foot Sasquatch amble up into the next shot.

So how are you holding up in the cold of the Northeast? Does the much colder weather have an impact on your photography? (more "fog" on the lens, cold shutter, less patience to put the camera on the tripod and stand around in the cold to wait for the best lighting for a shot?) You are near the Atlantic. Is it windy with a "wet damp bone chilling cold" there or just cold? I'm glad to see the climate hasn't deterred you from going out to shoot photos in a natural setting.
I admit I first thought of the Bangles song first, which is probably better than the original anyway. :-) Looks like you are already embracing stick season!

(BTW, for some reason your captcha blocks me from commenting from my phone - I had to try a couple of times before giving up and waiting until I could visit later on my desktop)
Fine illustration for these fine lyrics.

In contrast to many others, I do love these grey skies - and steel blue skies for weeks have a depressing effect on me.
Monte Stevens(non-registered)
The hazy shade of gray are what I struggled with while living in Columbus for 2 1/2 years. I missed my Colorado blue skies. Most of our leaves are gone.
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