7pm from where I was standing at the cut bridge and Stacy Boulevard (Western Avenue), 9/20/16
The weather had me stop and the special had us stay. Not a bad vista waiting for our ‘two for Tuesday’ buy-one-get-one-free pizzas from Poseidon’s after a Magnolia soccer practice.
On Monday afternoon decided to walk to Magnolia Pier. The fog was literally rolling in.
Was at the beach Thursday afternoon as the fog was taking over Magnolia.. I love the fog.
A foggy day in Gloucester town. A lucky day all around. Had me high. Had me proud. For suddenly, I saw things there. And through foggy Gloucester town, the life was charming everywhere.
Yesterday’s velvety vistas.
Tuesday’s weather was awesome with the rain, fog and sun.
I had a wonderful adventure early his morning looping around Cape Ann and listening for the clearest fog horn sounds to record. My drive began at the Paint Factory to listen for the Ten Pound Island fog horn, then onto Eastern Point Lighthouse, Thacher Island Light, and Straitsmouth Island Light, before landing at the lighthouse at Annisquam. For my purposes the Annisquam Lighthouse was perfect and I loved the combined sounds of fog horn, birds awakening, waves lapping at the shore, and the clanging of buoy bells in the distance. I think I got some good stuff!
Until the fog burned off the International Dory Eliminations race directions were going to be simple: “If you see Hammond Castle, turn around…”
After a day of madly painting interior rooms, whipping our home into shape for the holidays, and for Liv’s upcoming wedding, I took a walk to get out of the paint fumes in what I had hoped would be a lifting fog. Instead of dissipating, around every bend in the road the fog became increasingly dense. Albeit beautifully atmospheric, I imagined how dangerous it would be to be aboard a ship in the heavy fog and wouldn’t have wanted for anything to be a sailor or fisherman yesterday.
Harbor Was Like A Sheet Of Glass This Morning. Air Thick With Fog
Better For Offloading The Truck Than The 10 Degrees Of January Though
These are segments of writings by Nanice Ellis, a spiritual teacher who for me anyway always gives the perfect teaching at the perfect time. Her segment about fog arrived in my email the day before I encountered the fog bow. I believe one or more of you dreamers out there might benefit from reading this.
“Your dreams and desires are not random or accidental. They are specifically chosen just for you.
It might seem as if they originate in your own mind, but this is merely the means in which Life communicates to you.
Life is living consciousness that speaks to you through giving you a personal dream and the inspiration to fulfill that dream. The dream which you are given is the spiritual blue print for your life. You are not required to follow this blue print or fulfill the dream, but when you do, your happiness level is increased, and when you don’t, it feels as if something is missing. Your dream is your purpose, or at the very least contains the seeds of your purpose. When followed, the dream unfolds into the divine plan for your life, ultimately leading you to your Best Life Destiny
If you have a dream, you already have, or will acquire, everything that you need in order to fulfill that dream.
Think of your personal dream as part of the Great Puzzle for humanity. As you fulfill your dream, you complete a piece of the puzzle. Your completed puzzle piece joins with others who have also followed their dreams, and as the pieces come together, the Great Puzzle is completed. This is the beginning of the New Earth; the collective dream of peace, harmony, freedom and abundance for every being on this planet.
You can be, do, or have anything that you desire. The key is clarifying what you desire and taking concrete steps to align with your dream. It means getting out of your own way, releasing fear, doubt and destructive emotional and mental habits. It means becoming the you who has already realized the dream. It means getting focused yet releasing control of the wheel so that the power of the Universe can assist you in every possible way.
Step 1 – Gain Clarity and Insight
Step 2 – Release personal blocks and dis-empowering beliefs
Step 3 – Align with your dream, desire or purpose
Step 4 – Take inspired action
Step 5 – Invoke the power of the Universe to work on your behalf
When your dream seems out of reach, don’t stop believing. Believe even more.”
”Often when we approach the realization of our dreams, there is great fog before the top of the mountain. Many turn back upon reaching the fog, in disbelief that their dreams are near or even possible.
The fog is not the time to turn back and give up. The fog is the time to recommit to your dream, and keep going. Just because you can’t see the mountain top doesn’t mean it is not there. Think about where fog resides …does it not hover just below the peak of the mountain?
How many turn back just because they believe circumstance or conditions? Circumstances and conditions are not to be believed; they are lies, they are deceptive, they are designed by life to separate the real dreamers from the lazy.
What it takes to pass the fog is becoming the person who is already on top of the mountain,
looking down on the path that got him there, in reverence, respect and gratitude, for he knows that it was the path that molded him into the person he had to become in order to realize the dream.
The realization of the dream always comes with sacrifice – sacrifice of disbelief, doubt, self-criticism, ego, self pity, and ones past self. No one makes it to the mountain top with any of these inner burdens.
The fog represents all that the dreamer has carried with him up to this point. The fog seems heavy and impassable, but fog is just fog. It is intangible. Try to capture a jar of fog. It is impossible. There is nothing there, nothing to hold on to.
To make it to the top of the mountain, in dream realization, one must let go of everything that clouds his vision, and as he does, the clouds lift and the fog is gone. Often one realizes that he is only steps from the top of the mountain.”
This morning’s fog was incredibly beautiful, but the most magical scene was a complete fog bow I encountered walking over to Eastern Point. I have seen hints of them before – the start or end of one, but never a complete and clearly visible one. It is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen. If there is a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow – I wonder what awaits one at the end of a fog bow. Fog bows are also called white rainbows and sometimes are called sea dogs by mariners.
Took a beautiful walk out Eastern Point this morning with Bernadine Young. The fog gives everything such an ethereal look.
BTW, Bernadine has her incredibly beautiful home on the market, if anyone is looking for something really special. http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/27-Highland-St-Gloucester-MA-01930/56041316_zpid/
Took this photo behind the North Shore Art Association as the fog began to lift. The natural color was amazing.