Fog in my gloves

Early morning.

The sky and snow are blue with cold

Until the sun rises

Tinging the soft underbellies of the popcorn clouds

With pink sugar.

The kids pile into overalls and boots

And gloves and hats and scarves

And kids and dog and I spill out

Into the gorgeous new day

To greet the thick fog rising like a veil

Above the welcoming iced over lake.

It’s cold. Very cold.

“I’ve got fog in my gloves!” my youngest shouts.

“Let’s go home.”

And enjoy the sensation and memory of that fog.

Fog in our gloves.

(You can click the photos to make them bigger.)

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55 responses

  1. I love the imagery of pink sugar.

    March 5, 2010 at 06:03

  2. Oh I’d want to go home too if I had fog in my gloves! But that’s a great image. Your kids are so expressive — now I wonder where they get that ;>)

    Hope you’re feeling better.

    March 5, 2010 at 06:06

  3. Beautiful Photos!!!

    March 5, 2010 at 06:06

  4. Great pictures, perfect description! From “pink sugar” to “fog in my gloves” the whole thing made me smile.
    Have a great weekend!
    jj

    March 5, 2010 at 06:11

  5. This is very beautiful, and reminds me of the picture I posted today that a friend took in Wisconsin.

    March 5, 2010 at 06:15

  6. Fog in their gloves and Oscar is out and about..life is good..hope your rash is better.. Take Care!! :)

    March 5, 2010 at 06:19

    • Rash is subsiding, but not gone. Oscar still on strict leg rest at home. This fog in the gloves event took place a couple of weeks ago when we were all active! ;-)

      March 5, 2010 at 06:22

  7. Cool skies, cool shots.

    March 5, 2010 at 06:26

  8. beautiful beautiful beautiful…..

    March 5, 2010 at 06:30

  9. Magnificent shots.

    March 5, 2010 at 06:45

  10. Hello LadyFi, thanks for coming over and commenting at my place. You have some lovely photos here. Jj

    March 5, 2010 at 09:16

  11. What a lovely idea – fog in our gloves! Love your post today.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:37

  12. Beautiful photographs but your accompanying text is wonderful. Fog in the gloves – sounds magical!
    I hope your athlete’s body is recovering – sounds horrendous. Does Oscar lick your feet? My husband discovered quite by chance that foot-licking cured his athlete’s foot – I think there’s iodine or something like iodine in dog saliva.

    March 5, 2010 at 10:52

  13. You make the cold days sound so wonderful!

    March 5, 2010 at 12:27

  14. It’s crying out for a window to look at it through, beside a log fire.

    March 5, 2010 at 12:54

  15. A great post about the intens cold and loneliness of winter in the northern hemisphere. Is it Sweden? Very clever poem, creating the perfect atmosphere!
    Yesterday I saw a documentary on TV about survival in the coldest areas of Alaska and I felt the icy wind in my very bones. Thanks for sharing!

    March 5, 2010 at 13:37

    • Yes, I’m an ex-pat living in Sweden. Thanks for your kind words.

      March 5, 2010 at 13:39

  16. ‘popcorn clouds’ and ‘fog in our gloves’ – two fabulous phrases, there Fi.

    March 5, 2010 at 13:58

  17. Stunning! You should do a post on the different seasons of your lake.

    March 5, 2010 at 13:59

  18. LadyFi: Those are just beautiful scenes and such a funny story.

    March 5, 2010 at 14:33

  19. Glorious post! Beautiful photos, wonderful complementary text, and what a perfect title! Love the imagery.

    March 5, 2010 at 14:47

  20. Wonderful shots of winterlandscape and skies!:-)

    March 5, 2010 at 14:49

  21. Great colors and a great metaphor. I love “fog in my gloves.”

    March 5, 2010 at 15:22

  22. Beautifully woven prose, so positive and devoid of complaint, inspired by the enveloping snow and thick-feathered clouds. Lovely still are the photos as reminder of the day’s escapade with the family. Good one to start a weekend.

    March 5, 2010 at 15:54

  23. fint fångad dimma :)

    March 5, 2010 at 16:39

  24. Such a terrific post, Ladyfi! Love the “fog in my gloves”! Such beautiful , soft colors but sooooo cold! Your words are perfect and read like poetry. Hope you have a great weekend! Stay warm! Maybe you and your children can catch some more fog in your gloves!!!

    Sylvia

    March 5, 2010 at 17:04

  25. “Fog in My Gloves! What a perfect expression. You could write a book by that title. Why don’t you?
    V.

    March 5, 2010 at 17:26

  26. kelli

    I love the “fog in the gloves” image… VERY VERY cool!

    March 5, 2010 at 17:28

  27. Beautiful photos, once again. Your kids seem to share your gift with words.

    March 5, 2010 at 17:47

  28. Great winter skies and words!
    Happy weekend Lady Fi.

    March 5, 2010 at 18:45

  29. Great winter capture…just love the mist

    March 5, 2010 at 19:03

  30. Gorgeous photos, and looks so cold!

    March 5, 2010 at 19:45

  31. Wonderful skyshots :-)
    Lovely lines written
    my compliments !!

    March 5, 2010 at 19:55

  32. Beautiful skies!

    Happy Friday.

    March 5, 2010 at 20:21

  33. wonderful pics…lov a little fog in my gloves…

    March 5, 2010 at 20:33

  34. Beautiful pictures!

    March 5, 2010 at 20:48

  35. Photos like this could really seduce a person to go live in a cold climate … until you actually feel the cold and the fog! Then you dream of tropical beaches. Well, I do. I do now. Outside my window the snow is still everywhere.

    Of course, while I lived in the muggy tropics of West Africa and Indonesia, replete with tropical beaches, I couldn’t wait to find a cooler climate.

    Better to just love where you are. Beautiful photos!

    March 5, 2010 at 21:30

  36. Al

    Beautiful images, and very, very cold. I also love that “fog in my gloves” expression, I love how kids come up with things like that!

    March 5, 2010 at 22:04

  37. beautiful poem!

    March 5, 2010 at 23:13

  38. Clive

    Beautiful!

    I love ‘fog in my gloves’ – a wonderful image!

    March 6, 2010 at 00:23

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  40. I love it! Kids say the best things, don’t they? My son told me today his friend was upset so he tried to “happy him up.” I just loved that.

    March 6, 2010 at 05:19

  41. Beautiful ! Looks like pastel paintings !

    March 6, 2010 at 07:27

  42. love the photos and the words!

    March 6, 2010 at 07:53

  43. Stunning photography and a great narrative.;)
    Thank you for your visit.;)
    xo
    Zuzana

    March 6, 2010 at 14:30

  44. PJ

    Love the photo and the post, but
    “I’ve got fog in my gloves” is GENIUS…the kind that comes only from kids.

    March 6, 2010 at 14:54

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  46. Oh, the soft pink hue in the clouds is so nice. And you just gotta love what kids say. Fog in my glove is a classic.

    March 6, 2010 at 15:09

  47. Gorgeous winter images — I do believe your winter photos are unrivaled in blog land. And your reference to “pink sugar” now makes me crave a cookie… imagine… :)

    March 6, 2010 at 21:05

  48. A great insight, I’ll have to remember that metaphor when I’m out and about.

    And it does make more sense than what I read at first, “fox in my gloves” – but that would also have been an interesting picture.

    March 7, 2010 at 02:15

  49. Such beautiful photos. I’d love to visit Sweden in the wintertime.

    March 7, 2010 at 10:21

  50. That was beautiful: the pictures and the words.

    March 7, 2010 at 22:33

  51. How can someplace so COLD look so invitingly beautiful? Lovely post in all respects. You make me want to visit Sweden … almost ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

    March 8, 2010 at 01:37

  52. Lady Fi, I just love the idea of fog in my gloves! I’ll always remember that image – plus the images of the landscapes in your photos are pretty amazing, too!

    March 8, 2010 at 07:20

  53. What a lovely way to capture a memory!

    March 9, 2010 at 16:48

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