Sunday, November 25, 2012

Getting Older

 Memories appear 
out of the mist 

then fade 
obscured by time

places, things, words, faces you knew so well
take flight 

scenery and side roads 
invite you to slow down

but late,
you plunge on into the unknown and unseen

and hoping
the sun breaks through soon.

Thanksgiving morning,  Tom drove, the kids read and slept, and I shot this misty, foggy world through my window. 
Later that afternoon, safe at my parents', we heard of the huge 140 car accident on the other side of Houston, caused by the fog and the rising sun.  I said a prayer for those involved and gave thanks the fog just made me pensive and melodramatic.


  1. I read about that pileup on Twitter. How horrible. You got some beautiful images of the fog, however. Glad your holiday journey was a safe one.

  2. this is beautiful - both images and words.

  3. Very nice serie...
    Best regards from France,


  4. oh, gosh. so glad that you weren't involved in that horror.

  5. That pileup was horrific. So glad you didn't have any problems. I hate fog!

  6. Memories fade.

    But dots of them remain.

  7. We don't get to see fog at all here in the desert. so I just love to see photos with fog. But I am glad I don't have to drive in it. That sounds like a horrible accident.

  8. heard about that accident here too .. what a terrible thing to happen

  9. What beautifully dreamy shots!

    So sorry to hear about the accident though.

  10. I'm glad you were safe.. so sorry for those who were not. Lovely photos.

  11. We never know what might be around the corner... great post Barbara.

  12. Oh how I love your photos the mysterious, beautiful but sometimes dangerous fog.
    I am so sorry about the accident hope everyone will be OK.
    Love your words. B

  13. Oh my gosh - I'm so glad you and your family made it safe and sound! I hate driving in fog. It scares me. Sending good thoughts to everyone in that pile up. So sad.
    xo Catherine

  14. Barbara,
    have you made a book yet? There are tons of sites online where you can make a book for around $20. This post would make a good poetic.
    Glad you were safe!

  15. Beautiful pic! I read about that accident in the newspaper.

  16. The fog makes for great moody photos. Pleased you were safely at your destination before trouble struck.


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