Wonders of Frozen Fog

This photo essay holds all the beauty, this brief comment is to let you know how and when I was in this fairy-like atmosphere of amazing beauty and sparkle.

Our unusual weather patterns continue, just as they have throughout most of the world. December arrived colder and drier than normal, but foggy. In the valley where we live, fog comes in occasionally but it has never made a habit of sticking around for days.

Last Saturday morning we made an early trip to the grocery store arriving about 10am. I know, those of you who hop out of bed at 5 am will think I’m a lazy bum, but the truth is my internal clock just runs its own strange schedule. Bedtime around midnight, up around 6 during the week, sleep in to 7 or 8 on Saturday. But I digress. The point is, I was in an amazing land of frozen wonders.

With no further yapping, here is what I captured with my cell phone. What amazing photos these could have been IF I had my point and shoot. They would have been spectacular with my Canon and a tripod.

These photos are taken in full color. Fog and ice reduce things to a near perfect gray-scale. Put on you favorite soft music and enjoy the views.

Frosted in Fog: The Evergreen Trees

Frosted in Fog: The Boughs Mid Range

Frosted in Fog: The Tips of the Evergreen Look Like a Diamond Pendant Designed for a Princess

Frosted in Fog: The Ornamental Grass Mounds Are Frozen Fireworks

Frozen in Fog: Ornamental Grass

Frozen Fog: Up Close of the Grass Seeds

Frozen Fog Clings to the Late Fall Leaves Almost Like Crystal Ornaments

Frozen Against the Fog: This Loan and Bare Tree Stands Tall Against the Encroaching Fog. Do you have any favorites among these photos? (For reasons I do not understand, the only way I can conclude this post is to tag it onto this caption. All other actions add my comments back at the top, so please put up with my ignorance on how to return to paragraph form. ) I did want to have your reactions, comments, and suggestions about this series of photos. I was quite excited about them because an event like this is uncommon in our area. Merry Christmas to many of you, Happy Holidays to the rest of you, and good blessings to all. G' Nite, Shez

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14 responses to “Wonders of Frozen Fog

  1. Beautiful…all of them so beautiful! I think the “fireworks” frozen in the grasses was a perfect description. It was very frozen up here in BG too. Sadly, I didn’t have the energy to take photos. We are trying our hardest to get over a nasty bug. Thank you for these images.

  2. Dee

    S-
    I think the photos are awesome. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anything like that – perhaps 12 years. My favorite is the last one – the frosted sentinel.

    D

    • Everywhere I looked it was another gorgeous site. I didn’t post them all. While I pride myself in not doing any photoshop work I have to admit that I did blur or edit out a red car beside the evergreen trees and huge power derik with dozens of heavy feeder lines from the sentinel.

      The row of power deriks marched crossed the freeway and ran beside our old building. I didn’t like spending my days under them and it thrilled me no end to eliminate them from this photo. šŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much, D. I appreciate your kind words. S

  3. Like…. like….. love all of them Shez!!! These are gorgeous…..Oh how I wish South Africa can experience a bit of this weather!!! šŸ™‚ **

  4. amazing how nature gives so many stunning things to look at. Beautiful photograph!

  5. Absolutely stunning images.

    • Tina, Thank you so much but I really can’t take any credit, nature provided the magic. It totally enchanted me and I was lucky to be at the right place at the right time. Cheers to lucky encounters! Shez

  6. I LOVE to photograph Frost…. These are stunning!! Beautiful!! Wonderful eye šŸ™‚

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