Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Mythcial, Manannan's Cloak,

                           It's a Manx thing

This week on the ABC round I am spoiled for choice, living on the Isle of Man. The local language once almost obsolete, but again being spoken by islanders is known as Manx.  Even the local sea mist (featured yesterday) has a Manx flavour, known locally as Manannan's Cloak, a mythical sea mist, a shroud to protect us from enemies thrown over the island to obscure you it from view, by the sea God Manannan also known as Manannan Mac Lir. For further reading see links below. The mist usually lasts a day or so, rolling in from the sea, over the island and can indeed be quite spooky and play havoc with your camera lens. 

Jane Hards photography - to see more of the mist rolling in from the sea. 
Manannan Mac Lir. - fro more on the Manannan
ABC - for more post on the letter of the week by fellow bloggers

I wonder if any of you out there, also have a specfic name for your local fog/mist.


Reader Wil said...

Mist comes sometimes very quickly . I once took a series of photos of a harbour and in less than five minutes the mist came in like a shroud and covered everything.
Have a great week!

Ramsey Mom said...

Lovely hun.

Powell River Books said...

In the winter we can get lots of fog that shuts the airport for our small town down. I don't mind it if I don't have somewhere to go in a hurry. - Margy

Roger Owen Green said...

I love the language lesson each week!


Gattina said...

Nice misty picture ! You forgot to mention the Manx cats !

ABC Team

Sharp Little Pencil said...

I remember tropical climes, where storms would move in fast... but the mist takes me back to childhood, if only in the early mornings. How hard is this, to catch the perfect Moment of Mist? A tribute to your patience! Amy

William Kendall said...

It does feel like a shroud.

Joy said...

A very romantic word to describe the fog and a perfect description of how it rolls in off the sea. As a coastal dweller I like learning worlds like this but only knew sea fret and the Scottish sea haar.

cieldequimper said...

Oh my goodness what a marvellous photo!


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