Tuesday’s Chatter. #6 Gray Days.

Good morning to all of you on this gray Tuesday! We do get a lot of gray days here during the winter. The clouds are heavy, making things dull, and quite literally very dark at times, particularly inside. So it means using lights indoors a lot all through the day. It is a gray day today. We are supposed to get some freezing drizzle and a little snow as well. It will be mild, for us, with a high of 32 to 34F (0 to 1C) today, with a fairly strong wind. So it will not feel quite so mild, that wind always makes it feel colder.

It would be a good day for walking to the river, but with the moisture it makes it tough for taking pics. Plus it makes for harder walking. I will see what it is like a little later. This is a gray day. However, please do not get me wrong on this. Gray days can have a lot of beauty as well. We have a lot of gray birds here in the winter, usually mixed with white and black. But they are all very beautiful. And they are part of our gray days of winter.

One of our gray birds, the Canada Jay, and also one of my favorites.

These gray days can even change the color of the landscape. Coniferous trees, like the pines, spruce, balsam fir, all take on a very dark appearance, making photos look like they are black and white, not color. But it is just another look at the beautiful scenery. Sunshine does bring out the colors and makes everything look vibrant and more alive. But still, gray days have a beauty to give us as well. Gray days can also make people depressed, discouraged and increase “cabin fever” for many.

This is very real, and I think these things hit most people to some extent during the winter season. I can feel it too, mostly in the form of cabin fever. Cabin fever is very real. But sometimes it can help to look at things differently. Turn these gray days into something of beauty. Get outside if you can and look at that beauty. It really does make a difference.

Another of our gray birds, the black-capped chickadee, and another favorite.

My top featured image is a gray day photo. But look at the beauty of that frost. The patterns are just amazing. I don’t even need to leave the apartment to see the beauty of a gray day. Yes, I prefer sunny days, as I said previously, they are vibrant and more alive. They bring out the color of everything. The birds are busy today again. They likely need some more food. And I think more coffee is a good idea, what about you? Have a wonderful gray day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin (who is having her morning nap)

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

45 Comments on “Tuesday’s Chatter. #6 Gray Days.

    • I wouldn’t mind, but the cost of living in those areas is just too much for me. Just rent alone would be more than I get each month. Even here it’s getting hard.

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      • It is nice here in summer, but winters are getting hard for me healthwise. Land in the warmer areas is just too expensive. Just an ordinary lot sells for $500,000 to $1,000,000 and then building a house, even a small one would cost another $400,000. These are actual prices in those areas. Too much for me.

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      • One of my fiends has said that he would buy a land for cents per square meter in areas like Nova Scotia…There are houses that can be built quickly for 40 thousand dollars as some say .

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      • Nowhere in this country can any kind of house be built for $40,000, that might be a down payment, but it won’t build a house. Someone has their facts very wrong on that one. It was impossible to build a house for that amount even 30 years ago when things were a lot cheaper.

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  1. This two photos of birds and snow covered leaves all so stunning beauty of winter πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒ·
    Gray days first hearing , dark days here also sometimes happens πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠThe last your coffee
    drinking style very nice !! I’ll drink coffee only NescafΓ© Gold ,Have a lovely Wednesday β™₯οΈβ„οΈπŸˆ

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    • Thank you for the very nice comment today! Winter does have a great deal of beauty.❄❄⛄⛄ I do love my coffee!β˜•β˜•πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Ή In the morning only though, afternoon and evening I like tea better. Hope you have a wonderful day!πŸ˜πŸ˜»πŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  2. Summer is not far away, enjoy the gray days and very soon you’ll have warm summer πŸ˜‡Have a Lovely day Uncle Steve πŸ₯°πŸ’ž

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  3. I LOVE gray days ! Better for my eyes…we had our first rain today which later turned to snow…Larry shovelled our driveway again…have a great sleep ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ˜΄β„οΈβ„οΈβ„οΈ

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    • We just had freezing drizzle most of the day. Yeah, mom always liked gray days too for the same reason. Have a good night as well!πŸ˜πŸ˜»πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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  4. it’s nice to be able to find beauty in anything, and that first picture is great. for me, the worst part of walking to the river would be when there is a strong wind. I could take the cold (to a limit), but when you throw in the wind, that makes it much less appealing…

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