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Sunday, 26 September 2021

Out of the blue

This past Friday was a  hot and humid day but strangely enough there was hardly a ripple on the bay. Our island breeze, which ushers us through the heat of summer was noticeably absent. Meanwhile, along the hedgerows, asters added a touch of colour to the burgeoning rusts of autumn. 





Overhead, it looked like young geese might have been in training for formation flying which will take them soon to warmer climes. It was a perfect day along the boardwalk.





The bay is always a centre of attention too. Sea and sky, often dramatic partners, were strangely monotone that day and blended into one, except for a dark blue line which divided the lighter blue of sea and sky.





Curious…


Walking back the way we came, my husband and I faced south towards the Northumberland Strait and the blue line looked to be advancing.





Soon it was just beyond the breakwater, the lighthouse a lonely sentinel between it and us. 





On we walked behind some trees along the bay and when we looked again, the blue line was advancing toward shore. 





Then we felt it, the breeze from the south which had winged its way across the Strait to the island, kissing the surface of the water as it travelled. The ripples to the shoreline increased with the breeze. By the time we arrived at the car, dark blue had over-taken the bay.





In the stillness of an autumn day, we watched the advancing breeze long before we felt it. It was a welcome arrival.


P. S.


Do you notice anything unusual about the top group of geese in the second photo? 


29 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Those geese look fine to me albeit a bit sparse.

DJan said...

I don't see anything curious about those geese, so I am missing something. I love watching that blue line. :-)

Hena Tayeb said...

Glad you got your breeze.
I couldn't find anything unusual about the geese.. but then again I don't know much about geese and their flying patterns.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice description (as always) and photo too (also as always). I am taken with the minimalism of the blue line in the third photo.

bill burke said...

The lighthouse always standing guard, it is a beautiful sight. I didn't see anything unusual about the geese either.

Linda said...

Not much of a V.

I would not have known the dark blue was wind. I've learned something new.

Lorrie said...

What a lovely descriptive post of the advancing blue line, aka breeze. Like the others, I didn't notice anything unique about the geese - I'll be back to see what others say!

photowannabe said...

Well, I'm curious too..
I really looked at the photo but can't seem to see anything different.
The thin blue line is fascinating. thanks for showing us the advancing wind..really special.
Sue

Elephant's Child said...

What a magical mystical morning.
Were the top geese flying a different direction?

eileeninmd said...

Hello,
The asters look so pretty. I do not see anything unusual about the geese, I must be missing it? Beautiful views of the water and the lighthouse!

Take care, enjoy your week ahead!

judee said...

Lovely peaceful and serene photos- I am always amazed by the V formation the geese make when flying.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Looks like there is a fight going on, for Leader, of the lower group???

Gorgeous photo of the "edge" appearing as a simple line...

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The Padre said...

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Helen said...

I love the asters and the quietly changing mood of the sea. Re the geese, the V of the formation is not in the direction they are flying.

margi said...

Autumn asters look lovely in dull grey days. I grow them in my garden.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Just spectacular scenes. Seeing the sky and water almost become one is amazing.

William Kendall said...

Your first shot is my favourite. The geese appear to not be flying in the direction of their V.

Joanne Noragon said...

Those geese don't have a central leader. Still working it out.

Red said...

You've really got me curious about the geese. I hope you give an answer.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I've often seen blue lines like that but always imagined it was a cloud shadow. That third phot must be the minimalist shot to end all minimalist shots!

Catarina said...

This is a delightful post!
I don't see a V formation

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Neat photos of the breeze approaching!

Barbara said...

Ah, to be blessed with a sea breeze. The asters were so pretty. All I could see with the birds was the almost perfect formation.

At Home In New Zealand said...

A few times now I have watched a breeze approaching across still water. A strange experience and it never ceases to entrance me.

John's Island said...

Sure enjoyed your photos and especially the advancing blue line. Re the geese ... I read somewhere that the reason geese fly in a formation is to break the wind for one another. They take turns being the leader which requires the most effort. In your photo the top group of geese don't seem to be in good formation. Just my guess. Hope you'll let us know what you think. As always, thanks for sharing your blog.

Rose said...

Ih, I so love the way you saw the wind coming before you felt it. I thought the geese were out if formation...

Boud said...

Lovely post. The geese seem to have got the v formation backwards. It takes time to figure out why the v works best, I guess. Around here they don't migrate, just fly around from pond to pond in v formation. We wish they'd migrate. We've got thousands.

Debbie said...

i did not notice anything unusual with the geese, is it their formation?? gorgeous images, the asters are so pretty!!

the waterline is interesting...curious and i always enjoy seeing the lighthouse!!

baili said...

absence of the breeze upsets me as well more than any change in climate dear Marie

glad you found it crawling towards you slowly on the surface of water :)

if there was no blue line to separate sea and sky look a one divine reality