Monday, November 21, 2011

FOG...









More late autumnal pictures - I still feel the need to document, even if it's a bit boring for you. I've dealt with having to take my car in for repairs every weekend for the past month or so by setting up a task/reward scenario. There's a place nearby that does really good bacon sandwiches (I may have fallen slightly off the greens wagon temporarily) so I always get one when I go. Then I have a snugs time with my mechanic's dog, who's obviously the best dog that ever existed. She likes to sit on my foot so I can't leave.

I keep seeing extremely dapper gentlemen about the place and struggling to sneakily capture them on Instagram. You'll just have to trust me that the man at the top of this tube escalator was wearing a pinstriped suit and bowler hat and moving at quiiiite a clip - too fast for me. The man in the red trousers was more leisurely, was smoking a pipe and wore subtly striped socks.

Finally, this November has been wonderfully foggy, which makes everything feel mystical and - to coin a phrase - Brontean. The final picture was taken yesterday morning; then last night as I was driving back towards London from Sussex I swung down the slip road onto the motorway to see fields with hovering low fog, silhouettes of trees and the sky bright neon pink. Like this (the only picture of it I can find on Flickr) but as if someone scrawled all over it with a bright pink highlighter pen.

p.s. I know this is sacrilege being a cat person, but I can't help looking up stuff about Akitas - the Japanese breed of dog my car guy has. I had been told they're very loyal and I found a story about one in Tokyo that used to meet his owner from Shibuya station every day. The man died at work one day and the dog continued to go to the station every evening at the right time for nine years (until its own death) to wait for him. There's a bronze statue of the dog at the station and bronze paw prints at the exact spot he used to wait.

8 comments:

charlotte said...

Brontean! Yes! I hope the fog stays for a very long time.

BB said...

lovely - and i wish i had a car so i could get it repaired and play with that dog! xo bb

random cat said...

i have a 10'' net-book so i have to scroll to see the whole picture, and i realized that i smiled at the end of every picture, especially when i got to the red trousers :)
i'm a cat person,too, but that doesn't stop me from adoring dogs...:)

lola is beauty said...

Charlotte - me too...

BB - I thought you had a car? Well to go to this particular mechanic you would have to have exactly the same "breed" of car as me - which could be arranged.

Random Cat - also I forgot that the update of Instagram saves your photos twice the size of before and didn't resize them - oops. Hope they don't look to ridiculously big. But hey, like a mysterious unfolding game. Yes, I realised even though I love cats, I like dogs a lot too - though I often feel that dog people hate cats. I'm an equal opportunities animal lover...

Anonymous said...

nothing wrong in being a cat person but also liking dogs! actually never gave much credit to the theory of cat/dog persons having marked personality differences, except maybe cat persons can't be bothered going out for long walks twice a day (ahem).
xo
Mia

Gemma said...

Love the photos, they make me smile, i am a dog person, and shes so cute! :-)

If Jane said...

like the mood...

Bardotty said...

Years ago while in Shinbuya, Tokyo I read the story about the dog in my guidebook and was so moved that I resorted to keeping the statue (!) company by arranging my appointments there. Then years later, they made a movie of it, Haatchi, which I tried not to watch knowing my over-sentimental self couldn't handle it (plus it has Richard Gere in it so I had the perfect excuse) until it snuck up on me on a long haul flight. I couldn't escape and of course BUCKETS of tears followed as I cried hysterically on the plane in the build up, during and after the film had finished... If you haven't seen it yet make sure you are at home/ with friends! X