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~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day




Fog

The sun punches through in a
white shining ball
To the sound of a single
unseen seagull's call...
Morning Fog...by Joe Murphy



During the late autumn and early winter around these parts of South Texas, "patchy fog" is a given if you're out in the early morning hours. Sometimes, it can be so thick that visibility is near nil!!! I was out driving in those conditions the other day [before the cold front moved in and snow fell] to head out for my walk along Pollywog Ponds. When I left home, it was clear. By the time I got on the freeway there were spots of thick fog build-up drifting low on the ground. It was pretty. Then, I'd find myself driving in the clear with patches of blue sky above. Once I got to the area for my walk, I was hoping the fog would be hanging low on the ponds and river bank. This is what I encountered:


The smaller pond...in the first photo there is an American Coot on the water [dark spot] and in the second image there are a couple of ducks [look for the disturbed water at left center]


Looking from one pond through the trees to the fog lying low along the other pond in the background.  And, looking through the trees along the river bank [Nueces River]


The Nueces River [both images] there is a motor boat in the 2nd image


Clearing skies above the larger pond and the river in the other photo.


Patchy fog looking over the ponds to the fields.

Another post coming soon...the Forest Medieval

30 comments :

  1. I don't like driving in fog, especially when it's really thick but it sure makes for a nice scene. I was wondering what that black spot was in your first picture. You've got a good eye to spot that

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    1. I like fog...not necessarily driving thru it tho.

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  2. Hello, I love the foggy scenes. Pretty series of photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead.

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  3. Beautiful fog pictures, Anni. At first I thought they were taken in B&W but then as it began to lift, I saw blue skies! :-)

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  4. Fog does add a mysterious note to the landscape
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. It certainly does! Have a great week yourself Lea.

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  5. the motor boat is my favorite, i always go through the slide show first before reading and when i clicked on it, that boat popped out and i thought wow. the last 3 fog photos are really pretty, love the palms in the mist. the quote at the beginning is perfect for that first photo

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    1. Through the fog on the river, that motor boat could be hear LONG before it was seen...kinda eerie.

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  6. The fog over the ends is especially lovely.

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    1. The stillness of the morning is what I really like with fog.

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  7. I don't like driving in fog, but I love the look it gives the landscape. Nice photos!

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    1. I don't mind driving in fog much....unless it's so thick I can't see the tip of my nose. lol

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  8. Fog is so mysterious and tranquil - lovely photos

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  9. Oh, I so love these...fog always makes for a beautiful pictures.

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    1. Fog makes for pretty, eerie, mysterious, images. Thanks Rose

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  10. Growing up in the west I hardly ever saw fog. When I moved to the Texas Gulf Coast I loved except when I was driving in it. It makes everything mysterious.

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  11. I love pictures in the fog. You got some good ones!

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  12. I like fog and I enjoyed seeing your photos of the forest through the fog.

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  13. We always hit terrible blinding fog on a stretch of highway as we were heading south in the early morning for 16 years! It is scary to be on the road when you cannot see anything ahead of you and are afraid of running up into another vehicle or having one run into you from behind. The only good fog is when I'm indoors looking out over the lake and feel safe to go out to take pictures. Pictures are nice.

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  14. Divine photography ~ so creative!

    Happy Week to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Fog makes for interesting and mysterious photos, but not driving in it..... I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season Anni.... Michelle

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  16. Fog has been the cause of many bad accidents! But it tends to add a mysticism and aura to photographs. Thanks for getting out there and sharing with us - while being safe!

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