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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pea Soup

Today is what I would call a good soup day. Too miserable to do anything outside, and a great day to turn on the stove and cook.But also, I don't know who came up with the saying, this morning the visibility was almost nil at times. It was like pea soup. I believe that saying derives from my English upbringing.

Pea soup
, or a pea souper is thick fog, especially a yellowish smog caused by the burning of soft coal. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pea_soup_fog

As a matter of fact, as the fog and clouds came rolling up the field, I though it was smoke. It moved with such speed. I struggled into shoes, and shuffled out into the rain to see what was burning. Luckily it was nothing. Just the clouds making it over the hill. In the picture above there is a deer in the middle left. See it?We have had a lot of rain in the past day, and it continues tonight. The stream is way up and quite muddy. Tomorrow it will be worse. I'm sure there will be flooding problems around. Hopefully not for long.

6 comments:

Feral Female said...

Our farm looked very similar yesterday. Today in PA looks to be much brighter. Hope the flooding is minimal.

René said...

I wish we had your pea soup weather. As the sun came up this morning the temp. was already in the 80s, should be around 97 by 3:00 pm. (Deep south Texas)

Deere Driver said...

Rene,
I feel for you. We've had a couple August type days already. Definitely worse in my book.

They say hot soup makes you cool. Maybe soup is called for there too.

Linda Myers said...

A good day to stay indoors with a blog and a good book! Nice photos.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We could have used a little of that rain here on the Eastern Shore for the veggie garden. Past few times we've been "promised" rain, but got very little. Hope you didn't get any flooding.

G-Pride Farm said...

We've had rain here too in the Middle States. Rivers and creeks out of there banks, flooded farming ground which had been planted, and it's still coming, more rain, storms, then sunshine with hot humid temps. And it's only June. Lovly pics.