Monday, 5 March 2018

the haze is lifting almost

As we sat down to breakfast one cold winter morning, this ghostly vision emerged! Spooky!!! 
Now these pics were taken in mid-Jan. In our over 20 years here, I have Never seen such a layer of haze in the morning!!! The sun rays through the French doors may show up some suspended dust particles, but never this.
After the initial pic (from top left clockwise), I moved the air a bit & this Casper disappeared for a few seconds only to regroup into almost exactly the same configuration! We thought it might be a dust haze. But that wouldn’t coalesce again in this manner, would it?

It was almost like the clouds on a high mountain – you can walk through them! We had encountered such great clouds in Munnar - ephemeral. They would enter into the room and disappear again all within seconds.

And a time-lapse collage of the Super Blue Blood Moon on the evening of Feb 1st, for a half hour between 1927 to 2006 hrs. 
Taken from our balcony with the smart phone, hence the haziness - no close-ups or sharpness. This is the best we could manage. We couldn’t capture the eclipse in these pics either. 
The black spot in the moon is because of my cut/paste, though. The collage below shows the very first & last pics during that half hour... 
Once while flying to Chennai, we saw a HUGE Orange moon from the aircraft. It was rising and seemed so very close & on fire! One could reach out and touch it, almost. An unforgettable sight.

Now for the haze in my eyes …. well almost lifting.
The blur in my peripheral vision is moving further outwards as my eyes adjust to the new spectacles. It still takes me time to focus on the middle range & I cannot encompass the wide screen of a 17” computer screen. But the strain & ache is decreasing daily. Perhaps another week, but I will try to blog a bit & also fulfill some of my commitments. Thank you for your lovely wishes!


  1. Interesting photos. I'm glad that your personal haze is lifting, take it slowly!

  2. those photos are great and fog can make things look so unique and in your house how weird :)

  3. Yes, Jane, I do have to take it slow on the compy for sure. And am making adjustments in other areas, too.

    Funny, Carollyn, there wasn't any fog outside and I don't think it was too humid either!

  4. Interesting photos. It's nice to be a virtual guest at your home :)

    1. You are always welcome, Anetta :-))) Just to be sure, it is not as dusty as it looks here (at least not most of the time) ;-P

  5. That fog in your room is a bit creepy, I've never seen anything like it before.
    I'm glad your eyes are adjusting. Hopefully you will not have any issues with the computer screen soon either.

    1. Glad I shared it then, Lavi :-D
      I have to get used to moving my head instead of my eyes ! Makes one treasure what we had & regret not having taken better care.

  6. When I first realized I needed glasses 2 years ago I was in denial, my visual precision was a matter of pride, I guess, and needing glasses made me at first feel that I had failed. How silly of me. I’m glad your haze is clearing. It is hard readjusting to be able to do all that you previously have done. All in good time.

    1. Totally, Coretta ! Glasses can be so limiting. I used to be proud of my 20/20 vision too ;-P
      I've been wearing reading glasses for the last 5 years. Now I need to wear them throughout. And instead of bifocals we went in for progressive lenses (advanced, with 4 'ranges'). That is the reason it took quite a bit of getting used to - especially the medium range. Much better now - no aches and pains. Not like natural vision either ;-P