Shades of Grey and a Winner!


Grey . . .

Foggy. . .

Misty. . .

Perfect weather for our resident Heron~ who despite the foggy & murky conditions, manages to keep a keen eye out for any fish.

Or perfect weather to sit inside and enjoy some tea~

The winner of my Chickadee Giveaway is

Rett at The Gazebo House!

Rett~ email me your address so these Chickadees can fly home to nest with you!

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  60 comments for “Shades of Grey and a Winner!

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    February 1, 2012 at 5:23 am

    Beautiful pics Mary, looks very peaceful! You have a heron, I have noticed a hawk in my back yard quite often. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a pic of him one day:@) Congrats to Rett, I’m sure she’ll be thrilled!

  2. February 1, 2012 at 7:53 am

    I AM thrilled!! Thank you SO much, Mary! I just finished sewing the binding on my little chickadee quilt. I can’t decide if I’ll use it as a table topper or a wallhanging, but either way, it will look DARLING with the chickadee tea set near by.

    These grey…or is it ‘gray’…photos resemble our Ohio weather so much. I miss the sun! You’ve captured some very soothing shots that depict the calm, quiet that precedes the riotous colors of Spring. I can’t wait!

    Thank you again….I’ll send you my address immediately.

  3. February 1, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Mary, the foggy photos are incredible! We are headed to the lake. I will be watching for fog.:-)

  4. February 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Pictures are so serene. My husband loves a foggy morning to walk. He delights in its peacefulness
    Congrats to Rhett. I am so jealous.

  5. shirley@housepitalitydesigns
    February 1, 2012 at 8:50 am

    Your photographs make a “grey day” look so beautiful and serene. Congrats to Rett!

  6. February 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Beautiful grey shades Mary. I have gone grey now and wear grey shirts all the time so I am very much a grey fan. I have always love fog too.

  7. Peggy Norris
    February 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

    What beautiful photos! You’ve certaInly captured the exquisite beauty of this transitional season. Congratulations to your lucky winner. Peggy from PA

  8. February 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

    I wish I wasn’t on a cell phone, these are the kind of pics I relish large… Looks so calm and serene, I hope you are cozy and reading with all this beauty around you.

    I will be back next week, I am not peeking in here again until I have posted my own c&c, but I am shooting e&e this week just to make sure I don’t space out fft again!

    Thanks for hosting food for thought this week for me, keep me posted if we have any other chocoholics join in :)

    Yeah rett, I know you must be thrilled~

  9. February 1, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Beautiful shots. So tranquil and serene. Congrats to Rett!! Lucky gal.

  10. Pondside
    February 1, 2012 at 10:31 am

    Rett will enjoy the chickadees so much!
    I enjoyed your photos this morning – some of them should be made into cards, Mary. Just beautiful – haunting, really.

  11. February 1, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Oh, how perfect for Rett! She will love this set. I can see her serving tea for her friends or Miss C. Lovely, lovely, lovely! The misty shots are so peaceful and comforting. Something about this type of weather on the water. We’ve had a mix of gray days, some rainy. It’s been nice, but it has been a strange winter. Cool, but not cold.
    Looking forward to CC on FFT. Hugs ~ Sarah

  12. February 1, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Mary, you make grey beautiful! Congrats to Rett. The chickadees will be nice and cozy with that quilt that she’s making. I love your stone outdoor fireplace surrounded by your Adirondack chairs.That could be our summer project this year!

  13. February 1, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Love Love the foggy photos. The chair is my favorite! Congrats to Rett!
    hugs, Linda

  14. February 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Congratulations to Rett! Love the foggy photos. I think fog is romantic …!!! I like it .. as long as I don’t have to get out on the road. Magnificent heron!

  15. February 1, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful photos, Mary. Where I live we have 300+ days of sunshine, and I have learned to appreciate an occasional grey day. They allow us to feel blue for awhile and I don’t think that’s a bad thing. Your heron is quite handsome, and because he could live anywhere, it just shows how special your lake is. Thanks for sharing!

  16. February 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Hi, Mary. Through your keen eye and skilled photography you’ve helped us to see the beauty in gray days–thank you. Rett is going to make such a nice home for those chickadees! I’m really happy that’s where they’re going! :) ~Zuni

  17. February 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I love your pictures – they really tell a story – thanks for sharing….

  18. Marilyn
    February 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    These pictures are beautiful even with the grey weather. You are great at photography! Love your blog!

  19. February 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Congratualtions to Rhett on the win…how wonderful she has the perfect quilt to go with the tea set…!

    Your pics, as usual, are lovely…no matter what the weather, your camera manages to capture the best of everything…but for some reason, the last photo does not show up for me :-(

  20. February 1, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    It was a gr ay day here today, too. I have a new camera I’m learning to use, and hope I get as good as you as capturing the look and feel of things!

  21. February 1, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    wonderful pics :)

  22. February 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Wonderful photos!

  23. February 1, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I love your misty pics….

    Makes me long for the coast, it must be time to plan a trip to Oregon!

  24. Riet
    February 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I love your misty photo’s and the herons

  25. Karen S.
    February 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    All of your pictures are just lovely…. and today this is actually what we have had all day long…it began with just a slight fog, that grew thicker, and every now and then you just have to pause in the splendor of it!

  26. jo
    February 1, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Gorgeous photography! Greys never seem to be that bad when you are surrounded by calm waters.

  27. February 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Beautiful pictures! Your resident heron is amazing.

  28. February 1, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Lovely photos and congrats to Rett!

  29. February 2, 2012 at 1:34 am

    As always, you’ve left us some beautiful images. So serene!

  30. February 2, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Congratulations to Rett (one of my favorite bloggers, btw) Those photos are just beautiful. I would call them simply and peacefully beautiful

  31. February 2, 2012 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations to Rett! I would never say that a gray day would appeal to me, but you can package and sell anything!!!! Those chairs against that gray sky are amazing! You always make the world beautiful even when others would see it as gloomy! Have a wonderful day.

  32. JDaniel4's Mom
    February 2, 2012 at 10:25 am

    There is such peace in these pictures cloaked in gray.

  33. February 2, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Wonderful, wonderful shots. They make me want to crawl inside them!


  34. February 2, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    CONGRATS to Rett!!!! They couldn’t be going to a sweeter person! I can’t wait to go see her quilt and then when she gets the dishes, with them! It is gray here too but we leave in the moring for (I hope) SUNNY Florida. XO, Pinky

  35. February 3, 2012 at 10:07 am

    What a lovely, lovely blog. I think the lake photos are beautiful. It’s nice to meet you on Alphabet Thrusday. xo Jenny

  36. February 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    lovely lovely lovely. so beautifully calming. A place to sit and reflect. Love those wooden chairs – and the detail and selective focusing on the wooden posts and rope – superb!

  37. February 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    You make grey look wonderfully inviting. Thanks for these.

  38. February 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    You make grey absolutely stunning. Such fantastic shots!

  39. A Garden of Threads
    February 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    So calm and peaceful, beautiful photos. Congratulations to Rett and pretty giveaway. Have a great week:)

  40. February 5, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats to Rett. She’ll really enjoy those chickadees.

    And your photos are stunning. I love those grey misty mysterious days of winter. Provided I can stay cozy indoors.

  41. February 5, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Congrats to Rett and thanks for the sweet giveaway! I love your photos. We drove out to the Gulf coast today and I took pics of a great blue heron…I think it was a young one! ♥

  42. February 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Wow your photos are so beautiful!!

    What A Sky

  43. February 6, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Beautiful! fog to me is oh so mystical. Love the eerie look and feeling. What a darling tea set. Congrats to the winner!
    Hugs, Jann

  44. February 6, 2012 at 8:54 am

    What beautiful scenery you have even on foggy dreary January days. A cup of tea/coffee and that view would do wonders for the spirit………
    Have a lovely week.

    The French Hutch

  45. February 6, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love foggy pictures. They always make me feel so dreamy and abstract!

    Congratulations to your lucky winner! I suspect someone will have a big smile in their mailbox soon!


  46. February 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Your photos are so gorgeous!

  47. February 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    There is something so very soothing and calming about these shots! Beautiful…and that teapot is fabulous!

  48. February 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Very good work!
    I wish you a good evening!

  49. February 7, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Love your photos, I especially like the chair one. Congrats to Rett.

  50. February 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Such wonderful shots. They sure set a mood – relaxing and chilly..

  51. February 7, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    great shots.

  52. February 7, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Fantastic series of photos. The scenery is beautiful, I even love the fog and the heron is a gorgeous capture. Well done! Thanks for sharing!

  53. February 7, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Spectacular shots.

  54. February 8, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Top notch image of the heron and the fog.
    Joyce M

  55. February 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

    Beautiful shots of the fog. It makes me think of quiet.

  56. February 8, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Stunning pictures!!
    Love the heron shots.

  57. February 8, 2012 at 11:28 am

    These foggy photos make for beautiful images. Such a gorgeous spot will with lovely landscapes and bits. For what more could anyone ask? I really like the chairs and the processing technique you used on them.I am one of those odd one who loves to take photos soy chairs. Yours is superb. happy hump day. genie

  58. February 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    Amazing photos! Each and everyoe of them is a winner!…Christine

  59. February 9, 2012 at 10:21 am

    This past week must have been prime time for fog, mist and icy photos. I’ve seen some lovely shots–including yours. Lucky person who won your giveaway–lovely study in grey!

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