So until there is snow, (could be anytime as it is this year), we still have fog, leaves, cool temperatures and hot tea. All right, hot chocolate as well. Really, sipping chocolate or drinking chocolate (depending on who names it) is better. Way better chocolate flavor. In any case, we are still running with the leaves and fog. All different than before, mind you, it seems we never run out of either for very long, at least around here. I took some different trails this time. As is common for this season, it was raining. The trail up the river started out pretty good, then the trail surface got to be downright rough and tumble. It looks as if it was chipped out of rock. I was glad that I wore my heavy boots. The hiking boots would not have made the trip. I use a pair of logger boots that I used to have for work. Lots of ankle support and good traction. I have had the manufacturer rebuild them a couple of times now. They still feel good when I slip my foot in. The hiking boots no longer come in narrow sizes, so my foot swims around to much. Even with extra socks. Back to the project. I found a couple of water falls, one you can walk behind. Lots of water in the air and on the ground. I had to work at keeping the camera dry, and my glasses clear enough to see the trail. It was a good day all around, still some color in the leaves and the trails are still passable. Lots of moss and beavers have not built dams on everything yet. I even managed to get a train into the shot. Always have to include some machinery.
trail starting condition
upper trail – with rocks
I’m sure your getting tired of the fog images that I put on here. Well, I’m still making them, but I will try and cut back on how many I post here. It does not diminish my interest in the fog and photos, but I do know that not everyone enjoys the subject as I do. These are a few of some older ones that I have rounded up. One or two are very old, as in film old. Ancient, I know. There has not been many “adjustments” made to the images, overall. The lavender one with the horses had a bit color added. It was not quite so colorful. The triptych was made just for fun to see what would result. I did find it makes little difference if printed in color or black and white, it turns out nearly the same either way. It is one of my favorites. The bench under the tree pulls in memories of loneliness and lose. The ones with the sun seeping through the fog promises a bright happy day. So as spring is upon us here in the pacific northwest, we welcome the sun. I do caution that the winter season is not yet over, so we may still get some water, in one form or another. Beware! In the meantime, I will try and refrain from loading up too many fog images.
Well, it’s that time of year. For us, its foggy mornings – – – or rain. I’m not complaining, as the rest of the country seems to be having a real go at winter. Somebody cashed in a bunch of chips for their winter wishes, that’s for sure. As I’ve said before, I like the fog and early mornings for photos. Sunday was a good day, photo wise. I went to a few places, quickly, checking out possibilities. First one was worth only a couple of shots – – no real color to the sky. Off to another spot. That was better. I drove by one spot twice before it caught my eye. Then as I was headed home, I decided on one more spot. It was a good choice. There were lots of people out for as early as it was. Lots of doggers, (dog walkers), joggers, walkers, and even a bicycle or two. The fog over the city was very heavy, but not some much at the park. A bit of altitude contributing to that most likely. One was particularly fun because I turned to checkout the area, and here was a couple taking photos of a couple taking photos. So I took a photo of the couple taking photos of the other couple taking photos. I’m not sure what the couple in the center was interested in, but they took a number of photos. It was a good morning!
The quote comes from Genesis 28:16. After seeing some of the scenes and images that appear in the world around us, there can be no other explanation. I know that not all is as we would wish it to be. I cannot explain everything. But He is in charge, and He creates all of these scenes. So, I feel I need to give Him the credit for the things I see. On a recent trip to the coast, the fog was here and there, in and out, up and down, as fog usually does. Allowing us to see, then obscuring other things nearby. When the sun is mixed in, a whole new light show starts. This time of year a lot of fog banks appear for the morning viewing experience for those around. I suppose for those of us that have to commute in the “soup”, it’s not as pleasant, but those of us that can watch the light show, it makes for a interesting day. I slipped in one image of an old rusty mobil yarder that was hiding in the brush. (I get sucked in when there is old rusty machinery)
It did run at one time.
As fall has brought itself upon us, we get the full effects early in the morning. You know, those foggy, damp, soggy surroundings. For me, one who likes the fog (for photos, anyway) all of this provides new subjects, even in old stomping grounds. The landscapes change as you watch, the clouds floating in and out, clearing away, then covering up again in a different pattern. When you can pause and watch, I find it fascinating. One lady’s comment was that it is “magical”. I can agree with that. I managed to find some more fencing along the way, so I added it as well. On the morning that I was here, there must have been hundred’s of crows in the area. The city is doing some work here, and the surface of one of the sections had just been reworked and leveled, getting ready to be seeded. So the crows were making their presence known for blocks around. It sounded like there was two or three times more than what was actually there. Real party time. Reminds one of the old Alfred Hitchcock movie, “The Birds”. They didn’t manage to threaten any people, just each other. If you were looking for a peaceful morning, that was not the place. As with all of the other pages, click on the image to make it bigger.