One-Liner Wednesday – Breakfast

One Liner WednesdayI was returning from an appointment in Hartford last weekend and it was very foggy. I thought I noticed the sun burning through the fog, so I figured I’d visit Riverside Park and catch the sunrise over the Connecticut River.

The fog was much thicker near the river.

The sun just wasn’t up to the task.

But, I did see this little guy in the parking lot, and he had just found what appears to be half a hard roll.

Squirrel

Got butter? This would be better with a nice schmear

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s fun series called One Liner Wednesday.

About Dan Antion

Husband, father, woodworker, cyclist, photographer, geek - oh wait, I’m writing this like I only have 140 characters. I am all those things, and more, and all of these passions present me with opportunities to observe, and think about things that I can’t write about in other places. I have started this blog to catch the stuff that falls out, overflows and just plain doesn’t fit the other containers in my life.
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59 Responses to One-Liner Wednesday – Breakfast

  1. GP Cox says:

    Squirrels are about the only wildlife I see these days around here, adorable creatures!

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  2. There was some beautiful fog Monday morning when I was walking in the park. Makes for some lovely photos. Our trees are as far along with autumn color as yours, although they’re beginning to turn just a little bit.

    janet

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  3. bikerchick57 says:

    Love your photos, Dan. How can fog be kind of creepy and so cool at the same time? As for that squirrel’s breakfast, good thing it was a hard roll and not a pancake. He might have been asking for butter AND maple syrup.

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    • Dan Antion says:

      I love fog, Mary. That squirrel was so happy. They are having a tough time this year. The drought has left fewer and smaller nuts and acorns. At first, I though he had a bagel. Maybe next time, I’ll bring him a short stack…with syrup.

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  4. loisajay says:

    The fog photos are beautiful, Dan, but I totally love the squirrel photos! Do they really take up the boat launch in the winter? What do they do with it?

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  5. Don says:

    Something mysterious and mystical about fog or mist, Dan. There’s a quietness also that descends on everything when it’s present. Never knew that squirrels ate rolls as well. Who knows, soon they’ll be drinking beer.

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  6. Val Boyko says:

    I love how you captured the looming fog Dan. It’s eerily beautiful 💛
    Thanks also for the action foodie shot!

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  7. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Beautiful gallery this morning, Dan! You captured the feeling of the fog as you felt it as you were walking. Nicely done!! I can see why you walk in this park. It is just breathtaking, a little piece of heaven away from all the noise and bustle. You’re getting good with that camera of yours. The only way to do that is to keep taking pictures. LOL I know that only too well! :) <3

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Amy. I usually opt for the park on the other side of the river, but when I’m returning home (instead of going to work) it’s easy to stop at this one. The fog was just beautiful. I wanted to get a photo of the railroad bridge in the fog as it was lifting, but I swear, the longer I stayed, the thicker the fog got. The bridge probably revealed itself as I was driving out :)

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      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        I love the fog, Dan, and how it makes things look so soft and mysterious. It’s as though you’ve walked into another world. The railroad bridge awaits for another day. I know the feeling of waiting waiting and then due to time constraints had to leave. Your guess is probably right about the fog. Things have a way of doing that. LOL :)

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  8. Oh the squirrel is too adorable with its little bun. You captured its leap quite well. I don’t think I ever saw a squirrel leap that way. Quite in a rush to find a cozy breakfast spot.
    This period of time is unique in New England. Caught between saying goddbye to the summer and not yet ready to welcome the colder bleaker days, the season is a sample of all kinds of weather.
    The early fog is particularly gorgeous, I think. Although it makes it hard for the photographers.
    This is a lovely morning stroll that you offer us this morning and I really like it.

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Evelyne. I like the fog and I like walking in it. I was hoping that some of the details around the park would peek out from behind the curtain while I was there, but no such luck. It’s OK, there will be more foggy days. This season is New England’s gift to us for putting up with the rest of the weather.

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  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    Stopping to enjoy the fog is a lovely way to start the day.

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  10. Sandi Staton says:

    I’d love jogging the path of that last photo! Great photos.

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  11. Wendy Brydge says:

    Your fog pics turned out beautifully, Dan! And of course, you know how I feel about squirrels. The leaping pic is excellent. Monday was Thanksgiving up here, so I put some turkey bones out the next day for the birds to pick off. Late yesterday afternoon, I heard this strange thumping noise. I opened the door just in time to see my squirrel with this enormous turkey leg bone in her mouth (carrying it dog-style), trying to stash it in the corner of a window. It was the funniest sight seeing her run around with that thing in her mouth — it was bigger than she was!

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  12. Great shots all the way around…..love the squirrel ones!!! The seasons they are a Changing as they say!

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Kirt. The squirrels have to work extra hard this year, due to the drought. This guy looked pretty happy. I was hoping to catch the railroad bridge emerging from the fog, but I couldn’t wait long enough.

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  13. LindaGHill says:

    Fantastic photos, Dan. Your little friend was cute. :)

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  14. joey says:

    Haha! Great squirrel photos!
    Well, great photos overall, but I do love the squirrels :)

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  15. Super post, Dan. There is a quiet like none other when the fog is in. Great photos.

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  16. Great pictures. I love the fog. It reminds me of Lonavala, my sister’s place. Vasai, also gets a bit of fog early morning. I love winter because of the entire feel it brings along. Although, I’m not Christian but I love to decorate the Christmas tree and light up the star on my apartment balcony. I love to walk out on chilly nights with Sarah, have some ice creams and cakes. There’s this huge valley in Khandala and since Sarah hadn’t seen a fog ever before I took her on the topmost point of the valley, her eyes closed and when she opened it she was thrilled to see a fog valley. It was clouds stuck between two mountain ranges. We stayed there for almost an hour and Sarah so happy. So fog in a way reminds me of many good memories.

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  17. dweezer19 says:

    I LOVE these photos Dan! The fog shots are perfect and love that “in flight” squirrel jump. Geeze your squirrels eat anything. Ours turn their noses up at bread. It’s nuts, berries or nuttin around here. 🙄

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Cheryl. It’s been a tough year for these guys. The drought condition haven’t left them with many nuts, and the acorns are very small this year. He was just so cute.

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  18. Oh I loved so many of your images in this series Dan! The foggy forest paths, the fog on the river, and the boat launch to name several.

    Watching squirrels eat or hide their food is so entertaining isn’t it. Great timing on the “get away!”. All four feet in the air is awesome.

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  19. Your wooded pathways are as stunning as Amy’s photos, Dan. Beautiful walk. Loved the fog.

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  20. reocochran says:

    The impulse to take pictures of the morning sometimes cause me to be nearly late to work, Dan. The fog was an amazing force in these photos, grabbing attention, while hiding the bridge which you desired to capture.
    I liked all of your photos but the one which is my very favorite was on the left side of your gallery, with half fog lying across the water and covering the sky, with the blue sky peeking out. Love this one!

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    • Dan Antion says:

      Thanks Robin. Some days, it is hard to get back in the car and head to work. I was heading home this day, but I still couldn’t stay long enough. I like the photo you mention. The fog is so mysterious, it’s hiding the entire city in that photo.

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  21. Peter Nena says:

    I love the way he holds the food with his hands. So amazing.

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  22. marianallen says:

    Beautiful photos, and I love the happy squirrel. :)

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  23. Paul says:

    Very atmospheric shots here, Dan. This is fall in a nutshell (with apologies to the squirrel).

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