Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Foggy morning just before Christmas

While I wouldn’t want to live in a climate where it’s foggy all the time, I do love the occasional fog in the winter—thick like pea soup, only vague shapes visible, sounds muffled so much you can hear dewdrops hit the ground. That’s what I woke up to today. An early Christmas present from Mother Nature!

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Hardy tapioca (Manihot grahamii), going to sleep for the winter

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Aeonium doing the opposite: it’s getting ready to bloom

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Asian lemon bamboo (Bambusa eutuldoides ‘Viridividatta’) in our front yard and coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) across the street

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Bambusa oldhamii

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Our house looks like it’s disconnected from the rest of the world

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Sonoran Emerald palo verde (Parkinsonia ‘Sonoran Emerald’)

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Desert Museum palo verde (Parkinsonia ‘Desert Museum’)

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Our other Desert Museum palo verde (Parkinsonia ‘Desert Museum’)
against our neighbor’s sycamore (Platanus sp.)

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Spider web between Aloe marlothii leaves

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Spider web between × Mangave ‘Macho Mocha’ leaves. These webs were not there yesterday so somebody’s been very busy!

4 comments:

  1. Very atmospheric isn't it when fog descends? Have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Merry Christmas to you guys as well. No fog on Christmas day, "just" blue sky and golden winter sunlight.

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  2. Wow, that's a thick fog! Where I grew up the fog would come in heavy and fill up the valley beneath our house, we could look out across it like a lake to the mountains on the other side. Pretty fabulous...

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    1. Wow, that sounds incredible. No hills or valley here in Davis, just flatland. And yes, the fog was eerily thick. The most amazing thing was the quiet.

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