Autumn is here with a vengeance only it’s not. We are now well into September and the temperature still has a pleasant feel to it. When I was out at dawn this morning I didn’t need my gloves!
Don’t get me wrong I’m not complaining about the weather in general it is just that the warmer it is the less mist I get and that affects the images I can capture and make. If that doesn’t qualify as the most first world problem you can have I don’t know what is: Millions around the world are still suffering as a result of the Covid pandemic; Other parts of the world may no have enough water to survive and Millions are on the move because of War or Famine and all I’ve got to moan about is the lack of mist!
In my defence I’ve never claimed to be anything other than me. I’m not a saint or man of virtue. I’m just a middle aged man (although that is becoming less the case with every passing day!) who is trying to get through the day and so not giving myself a chill for my art is a thing. A pointless thing I will admit but a thing nonetheless.
As I watched the sunrise this morning I also noticed that the sky was clear of contrails. It would seem that aviation still has not returned to pre pandemic levels and whilst that is a good thing for many reasons it is still a proxy variable as to how much life as been changed by the Coronavirus. Lets just hope that the coming winter doesn’t bring new hardships to add to the mix. Then I really won’t have anything to moan about when it isn’t cold enough!