Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Valley of Fog

(do click to enlarge for best detail)
Hubby and I left in the early morning hours a couple of weeks ago to spend Christmas at our daughter's home. We cross a couple of mountains at a fairly high elevation. As we topped one of those mountains and started down the other side on an overcast day this was the scene we came upon.
I can't see fog and not begin reciting Carl Sandburg's poem I learned years ago in Jr. High School.

"The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on."

As you can see it also sits below the mountains and engulfs the valleys before rising to the sky and fading away.

Linking to Skywatch.

32 comments:

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Almost as if you were in a plane looking down. I always think of that poem on foggy mornings (we had a lot of them in Oregon).

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Carletta, I love pictures like that. Being above the fog and clouds is just awesome. Great photo....
Hugs,
Betsy

Mimi said...

Wow, you were driving high!
Gorgeous picture, the fog actually seems to be moving along as you look at it.

Annie said...

almost a dreamscape, Carlotta. beautiful visit. happiest of new years to you and yours. annie

Carolyn Ford said...

fog can be so beautiful! lovely scene, Carletta!

Mama Zen said...

This looks like something out of a fairy tale!

Sylvia K said...

Such lovely, peaceful scene, Carletta! I love it! It does look like something out of a fairy tale! Hope your new year is off to a great start! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Daniel said...

Top to bottom, it must have been a beautiful ride.

Gorgeous photo!

Robert Geiss said...

Like a cloud on foot.

Wonderful picture indeed.


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eileeninmd said...

Cute poem and I love the foggy mountain scene. Beautiful skywatch capture. Happy Skywatching, Carletta.

eileeninmd said...

Carletta, I wanted to wish you all the best in 2012 and a Happy New Year.

George said...

I had forgotten Sandburg's poem. Thanks for the reminder. Your photo is wonderful -- I haven't been able to get a good similar shot, although I have tried a couple of times.

LifeRamblings said...

such a beautiful landscape.

Emille said...

A magnificent view, Carletta! Thanks for sharing.

Judy said...

Ooooohhhhh!!!!! That is gorgeous!!! If I had been there, I might never have moved again!

chubskulit said...

Wow, it's so beautiful when enlarge!

Indrani said...

This is a beautiful scene.
Happy New Year to you! :)

Carver said...

Fantastic shot. I love fog and this thick fog with the mountain surrounding it is wonderful.

forgetmenot said...

What a terrific shot--just beautiful. I had forgotten about that Carl Sandburg poem--I think we all learned it in school. Hope your New Year is off to a great start. I look forward to following your blog in 2012 (gosh, it sounds strange and unbelievable to say 2012). What happened to the 90's and the 2000's!!!! Mickie :)

Ebie said...

I could feel the elevation, high enough to capture this beautiful shot!

Happy New Year and wishing you great health and happiness!

Liz said...

Beautiful capture! Happy sky watching.

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Arija said...

Lovely valley fog Carletta.

Tanya said...

gorgeous!

Karen said...

Fog is so mysterious. That's a terrific capture.

Powell River Books said...

Lovely fog shot. One time I got to see a fog bow. That was a great experience. - Margy

icedgurl said...

trekking your blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

cheers!
..TREK..

Robin said...

Beautiful image Carletta. It must have been so very peaceful with the fog swallowing the sound up there as well.

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don said...

A fine capture of this beautiful and very atmospheric image of the fog. Very well done!

Andrew said...

A beautiful image to see..

Neal said...

I love pictures like that! Of course, my wife tells me I'm in a fog anyway. :)

Rose said...

This is a wonderful capture, and like that poem!

Yolanda said...

I love these pictures. Where do you live?I am so glad to have found your blog and will be back often.Hope you have a wonderful new year.