Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Foggy season

I find it hard to believe that when I first came to New Zealand, many years ago now, I hated winter with a vengeance.  I would cry from the cold and if it was rainy at the same time I'd yearn for the tropics.  I found being a farmer's wife extremely difficult, it just didn't seem logical to me to be outside in all weathers.  It was lucky I loved the animals and it was only their well-being that got me out the door on many occasions.  Oh, and my old friend, obstinance.  There was no way I was going to give in and admit it was too hard for me.

Now I don't mind winter so much and love many aspects of it.  One thing I really love is early morning fog.  And the foggy season is upon us at the moment.  When I was looking after my grand-children a couple of weeks ago I took this photo from my son's house, while checking to see what those cows were doing standing around in the raceway. 

I've come to realize that if I look for the beauty, the negative aspects diminish.  I really have changed my attitude over time.  I'm even almost looking forward to our first frost. 

4 comments:

  1. Living in a part of a the world with very distinct seasons, I do often feel that I hate our long winter. But at the same time I doubt that I would really want life to be completely without the cycle of seasons. If it were in my power I'd change the balance of it a bit... But you are right that looking for beauty does much for our perspective.

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  2. I don't really mind winter but must admit I wasn't all that keen to get up in the night to help with cows calving
    I like winter much better now that we don't milk cows
    Love the photo

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  3. Good for you! You might as well make the best of things and this photo...well you made the best of a foggy morning. It is beautiful.

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  4. I love misty shots. you have done this one proud.

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