Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Blanket of Fog

The other day when we were at the park I took a few photos and showed you the little ice bergs that were in the river.  It was so cold then.  Today it was a balmy, comparatively speaking, 32F when we went for our walk.  The challenge today was the fog.

We didn't realize how foggy it was until we got out in the mist.  The fog was dripping off the trees.

My Dearly Beloved held the dogs while I ran back to the truck for my camera. You know I would find something I would need to photograph. The little dog here is Vinny.  He is staying with us while his family is in Florida looking for warmer weather.

The ice from the run off of the hills is melting fast.  I imagine that is one of the reasons why there is so much fog.

There is so much moss growing.  At least it is the only green thing in the forest right now.

I was admiring how the moss was emerging from under the frozen falls.

I have shown you a picture of the Wabash from this vantage point in the park several times over the seasons. The above photo is from this fall. Below is how it looked today.

I guess all of those icebergs makes for fog soup. There is more on the menu for tomorrow too. Be careful out there for any of you that have to contend with this.

41 comments:

Kate Worley said...

We are in a fog here too and have been for about a week. We got some weak sun for a while about three days ago, but it didn't last.
I love the park (?) where you were walking. It looks so pretty there. I have been to Brown Co. park and it looks similar.
Where's that silver lining? I'm waiting.

Cat said...

we had some fog here this morning too, central florida area...not this thick of a blanket..i love to take photos in the fog...so mysterious...

these are gorgeous images, i love all the moss...just beautiful...thanks so much for sharing!!

Teri C said...

Those are really awesome photos Lisa; all those bits of snow and ALL that fog and then those bits of green. What a season winter can be.

Cicero Sings said...

That first picture ... very nice.

I wondered when I saw two dogs for I only thought you had the one ... so you are dog sitting ... I'm sure Luna is enjoying the company and that Vinny is being well cared for.

Anna/Flowergardengirl™ said...

That's so peaceful. I'm afraid to go anywhere without my camera. It's nice to be at your blog today.

Jayne said...

Pea soup fog! Fog always amazes me. You can be in the thick of it, and not be able to see your hand in front of your face, and then, it dissipates to a completely clear view.

fairegarden said...

Oh Lisa, I love the fog, but hate to drive in it. I do hope all were safe on the roads. Vinny, I remember him, what a fun pal for Luna. The moss is such a wonderful color this time of year. Almost with a gold sheen to it. Love how it jumps out of the mist. Hope you took a million photos of it. :-)
Frances

Mike said...

The fog looks so nice tho, does to me anyway lol. Mike

GardenJoy4Me said...

Lisa girl you have such a beautiful place to walk in despite the foggy weather .. speaking of weather and how weird it has been the last few months ? We have had sticky snow .. not much but enough to stick to everything .. roll on Spring !! LOL

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

What soothing photos these are. Funny about winter fog, which is not nearly so cold, somehow, as summer fog can be, EXCEPT when it's just around freezing and becomes ice fog. I hope that it does lift soon, though, and bathe you in warm sunlight.

Gail said...

Lisa, It's beautiful! A perfect day for capturing wonderful shots...and doesn't Luna stand out in the gray! gail

Roses and Lilacs said...

I love fog. The world looks so different and mysterious. We had fog like that all weekend. At night when the temps got below freezing the fog froze on the trees. Magical.
Marnie

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

The fog makes for a mysterious and beautiful landscape. Instead of fog, we've had a couple of days of freezing fog, which is really interesting.

Cheryl said...

Hi Lisa....there is something about fog that I actually like. I love it's silence....they way it deadens everything. I also like photographs of fog...always look so eerie.

The moss is fantastic....I am a great observer of moss and am never more pleased when I find it clinging to tree trunks or stones in my garden.

Rose said...

Lovely photos, Lisa. We've had quite a bit of fog, too, but today the story is freezing rain. I'll be staying inside all day--I already slipped and fell just outside the back door! I'm fine, but my sore body is a good excuse to not do much today:)

beckie said...

Lisa, looks like you all made the most of the fog. Glad you grabbed your camera. We've had fog too and some of it was freezing fog-not nice to drive in. :( Will this gloomy winter ever end??

shirl said...

Wow Lisa, how pretty you've made fog look! Love that first shot :-D

cyndy said...

I love your fog fotos!

and I love the fog as long as I am on land. fog at sea...is not so good.

Thank goodness for the moss. It is tough stuff...staying so green and lush all winter..it is a promise!

yoon see said...

Wow! Blow me down, this is my first time seeing a few blanket of Fogs!
Thanks for sharing Lisa but I quite like the misty effect her.
Love so good and feel so good!

RuthieJ said...

our fog has finally moved on--to Indiana by the looks of it! Luna shows up very nicely though.

CommonWeeder said...

I have to say that fog makes for beautiful photographs. I was so glad we had romantic mists on the day of my daughter's wedding.

Marvin said...

The soup outside my window today looks very much like that shown in your photos. Thanks for taking us along on your outing.

SandyCarlson said...

That fog is quite a filter. What a beautiful sequence, Lisa.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Lisa, We've been experiencing a lot of fog lately, too. And ICE, and cold temps. Today it reached 37 degrees, I think... so the ice began falling from some of the branches and power lines!! :-) I enjoyed the comparison photo.

Babara said...

These foggy days in winter (and in autumn) sometimes have a mystic touch. Therefor I love to be outside for a walk...an then come back to a cosy warm room ;-) !
Stay warm and have a nice weekend!
Barbara

Q said...

I have also enjoyed a week of fog!
I think it is lovely.
Today we had sun for about half the day. I am ready for a few sun-shiny days in a row. I love your moss photos.
I am missing the bees and the butterflies. I might have to go south for a couple of weeks soon!
Stay warm and safe!
Sherry

Deb said...

Gorgeous foggy pictures.
It was like that this morning - thick fog all across the park.

Stapeliad said...

Lisa these photos are absolutely stunning! I love fog and winter- and dogs!

Layanee said...

Luna shines brightly in the fog and I, too, noticed the moss shining brightly here. Much in common, Lisa.

Balisha said...

Love that picture of the moss with ice melting off of it.
Balisha

troutbirder said...

Its eerie all right. Makes me almost as nervous driving as on black ice.

garden girl said...

Very beautiful Lisa! I love fog (not for driving though.) It feels wonderful on winter-dry skin, besides looking mysteriously beautiful.

There was a lot of fog here for a few days as the snow was melting a couple of weeks ago. One night it froze, and resulting hoarfrost was gorgeous.

Kylee from Our Little Acre said...

Lisa, your fog pictures are gorgeous! I love photographing things in the fog. It has a way of muting things while emphasizing those of color, strangely enough. We had some fog earlier too, but not as thick as yours.

I love the first photo of the snow melt, too.

Phillip said...

We have had some really foggy days lately too. Your photos are great and the landscape is beautiful.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for your visits to my blog!

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

So pretty there in the fog. We've had more fog this year than I ever remember. Odd winter, this. Stay warm my friend.~~Dee

Debbie said...

Beautiful pictures! Don't you just love the weather in Indiana.

Debbie
Garden Thyme with the Creative Gardener

Stapeliad said...

Lisa, I want to thank you for following along with me for the last month. It really means a lot.

:)

Judy Butler said...

Lisa, Thanks for the comment on my blog. I have not posted in a long time. Was in the hospital briefly last week. Have had some challenging weeks and months. I love looking back through your photos. You are brave to be out walking no matter what the weather. Beautiful winter photos. Judy

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I do love the contrast in color and texture of the moss and the frozen water! What does Luna think of Vinny? Does he know she's the boss? :)

yoon see said...

Hello:)