Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fog!

This morning I woke up to dense fog. It wasn’t a wimpy high overcast or a light mist but veritable pea soup. Since our climate is so dry, we only have fog in the dead of winter, and this was the thickest fog in recent memory.

The following photos of our house were taken from the middle of the street. That gives you a good idea of how dense the fog really was!

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The bamboos really stand out

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Another shot of the bamboos in front of the house

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Emerald bamboo (Bambusa textilis ‘Mutabilis’) overhanging the sidewalk

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Redwood trees across the street

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Sycamore tree next door

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Bradford pear tree down the street

When I biked to school with my younger daughter, I took a camera along to grab a few snapshots of the park and the greenbelt. I love the tree skeletons in the fog!

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Tonight a colder storm will arrive. It’s supposed to bring high winds and more rain, so the next time I see the trees in the last two photos, they’ll probably have lost their leaves. And as temperatures start to drop into the high 30s at night, I’ll bring more plants inside to keep them out of the cold.

8 comments:

  1. Why does your fog look so much more picturesque than ours?

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    1. That's what *I* always say about other people's garden/plants/things, LOL.

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  2. That was cool wasn't it? It only happens every so often but when it does it looks so atmospheric (reminds me of the film The Mist). We had something similar happen last week and it was like walking among the clouds.

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    1. I love the movie The Mist but luckily no monsters were on the loose in our neighborhood that day.

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  3. I always like the way the world sounds in a heavy fog.

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    1. Yes! It's the absence of everyday sounds that I love. I imagine it's like being inside a room full of cotton balls.

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  4. We had thick fog here too a couple of days ago. It makes for some great pictures. Love the ones of the path with the trees hanging over.

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