Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Wordless Wednesday -- and there was light!

 I can't manage many words today -- too busy processing my students' -- but I can give you pictures of the morning's glorious light. As glorious as the election results last night -- well done, neighbours!

I know, I know! I've shown this view of my cushions and curtains too often, but I was so delighted with the way the late fall sunshine slanted into the room this morning, I couldn't resist another shot. . .

Then I popped out to the deck, where more oblique light was illuminating the pattern of fir needles and maple seeds on this table's cobalt surface.
 And my eye (and camera) swung 'round wishfully -- oh, if only I had time to sit in one of those chairs and enjoy the view. . . .
and watch this sealion take advantage of the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. . .
 which he generously shared with this playful group of otters, who frisked their way to shore shortly after I took their photo.
The temperatures have dropped a few degrees here, and we're expecting overnight frosts (Paul humoured me by getting the winter tires on the care yesterday, so we're ready!). A worthwhile tradeoff for a few days of sunshine, and I'm looking forward to sitting in one of those beach chairs with a blanket this weekend, and just savouring. Meanwhile, though, back to work . . .

23 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots! I love the light this time of year.

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  2. It's hard to believe from my noisy aerie here in the city that such quietude exists.

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    1. I know! When I'm in the city I'm amused to remember the contrast.

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  3. I'd sooner have the temps a little chillier and the sun a little brighter. It's amazing what it does for my sense of well-being! Your living room is beautifully filled with that glorious light!

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    1. I don't like it to get too cold, but I do love to have the sunshine!

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  4. Gorgeous. I'd love living there.

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  5. Your living room bathed in sunlight looks very tempting...
    I'd snuggle up with a mug of tea and a good book.
    It might be difficult though not looking out towards the shore and savouring the magic that awaits at your doorstep.

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    1. Yep, tea and a good book and a whole lotta distraction!

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  6. Your place is wonderful.
    If you decide sitting out, be sure to keep your chair warm in some way. You don´t wish to get an infection!

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  7. That first shot is just stunning! It looks like you have the perfect room there.

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    1. It really pleases me, Raquelita -- are you beginning to nest into your new place?

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  8. All photographs are wonderful and worth pondering, but the one of your deck table somehow provides additional delight - it reminds me of the beginning of life . . .

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    1. What a lovely comment, Marsha. There is something really evocative about it which I guess it what called me to snap it.

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  9. Otters! A day has to be good when there are otters in it.

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    1. Seriously, right?! Ours are "only" river otters, not the scarcer and more revered sea otters, but still . . .

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  10. I find the edges-of-the-day light to be endlessly fascinating as well, especially at this time of year. Such a pleasure to be outside at the beginning and end of the day. Elle

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    1. Yes! The liminality is part of the seduction, I think.

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  11. What a gorgeous view--inside and out. It is a dream to return to the water. Do you get tremendous windstorms (a la Sandy)?

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    1. No hurricanes, thank goodness, knock on wood (did you hear we had a tsunami scare last week?)
      But we get some fairly ferocious windstorms, and every few years, some neighbour gets a skylight or part of a roof stove in by a falling limb or tree, or an electrical line gets knocked down and we're out of power for a few hours or even a day or two. And the ferry stops running for a sailing or two because of wind, perhaps three or four times a winter, which can be a pain or a blessing, depending how urgent commitments in town feel. . .

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  12. Beautiful photograph. The window drapes really make the room.

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